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Gartner Offers 11 Data Center Energy-Saving Tips

Gartner has just released a list of 11 data center best practices that it says could save companies a million kilowatt hours. Some of the ideas, such as plugging holes in the floor, are obvious, but did you know that you can raise the temperature of your data center to 76 degrees without adversely affecting equipment? Or that a 20 percent reduction in fan speed yields electrical savings of approximately 49 percent? You can read the tips

Gartner has just released a list of 11 data center best practices that it says could save companies a million kilowatt hours. Some of the ideas, such as plugging holes in the floor, are obvious, but did you know that you can raise the temperature of your data center to 76 degrees without adversely affecting equipment? Or that a 20 percent reduction in fan speed yields electrical savings of approximately 49 percent? You can read the tips here.

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