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Cisco Data Center Energy Savings

Posted in air-flow, airflow, best-practice, cisco, data-center, energy-efficiency, power-savings, reduce-cooling-costs, techniques, temperature-control on December 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco deploys air flow management techniques and temperature increase to drive energy savings in its data center. …

… “Cisco said the 8 degree F increase provided a 30 percent reduction in power required for cooling. Cisco used two techniques in parallel to improve the 7,000-sq.-ft. data center’s energy efficiency: a set of best practices that included blanking panels and plastic curtains to prevent mixing of supply and return air … ” …

Via Environmental Leader: Cisco Data Center

Data Center Report by Symantec

Posted in cooling-system, cost-drivers, electricity-consumption, green-data-center, reduce-cooling-costs, report, social-responsibility, state-of-data-center, symantec, trends on January 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off


Symantec compiles report of the state of the data center. Cost reduction will drive energy efficiency gains. …

… “Green Data Center Driven by Cost: Continuing the trend first spotted in 2007, the data center’s focus on being green was driven by cost issues in 2008 with social responsibility on the rise. The study asked companies why creating a Green Data Center was important to their workplace. Reducing electricity consumption was mentioned by 54 percent, followed by reducing cooling costs (51 percent) and a sense of responsibility to the community (42 percent). ” …

Via Symantec: 2008 State of the Data Center Report