Looking to cut down on power costs in your data center? Have you tried cleaning the roof? Or painting it white?
As it builds out the infrastructure to support its major cloud computing initiative, Microsoft has been setting up massive data centers, and with them looking for new strategies to reduce energy consumptions and keep operating costs down. Datamation takes a look at the lessons the company is now sharing.
In a new whitepaper, Microsoft presents energy management lessons it has learned from the company’s deployment of massive data centers around the world — lessons that proved useful to other firms’ data center designers and IT engineers.
For instance, one bottom-line realization from the report is that some important changes that may seem not seem intuitive can save money and help the environment.