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Power, Cooling Costs Taking Toll on Data Centers

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 03-26-2008 Print

New research finds capacity, energy efficiency having greater impact on corporate economics than previously expected.  

A new research study on data center capacity and energy efficiency has found that ever-increasing power and cooling costs are affecting the economics of IT more profoundly than many industry observers had thought.

The study, conducted by the Uptime Institute in Santa Fe, N.M., represented the views of 311 enterprise data center managers. The data was recorded over the last two weeks.

Forty-two percent of respondents indicated that their data centers would run out of power capacity within 12 to 24 months if they did no expansion. Twenty-three percent claimed they would run out of power capacity in 24 to 60 months. 

Read the full story: Data Centers Nearing Power Usage, Cost Crisis


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