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Data centers use a ton of energy, as the infographic below from ABB will show you. I shared a similar infographic on the data centers of the world's biggest websites a few weeks ago, which I think was quite interesting and eye-opening, but the infographic below gives us even more perspective and discusses some key recommendations for making data centers more efficient. Check it out if you are interested in this topic and how to improve the efficiency of these tremendous energy consumers...

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Data Center Infographic (+ Opportunities for Efficiency Improvements)

Data centers use a ton of energy, as the infographic below from ABB will show you. I shared a similar infographic on the data centers of the world’s biggest websites a few weeks ago, which I think was quite interesting and eye-opening, but the infographic below gives us even more perspective and discusses some key recommendations for making data centers more efficient. Check it out if you are interested in this topic and how to improve the efficiency of these tremendous energy consumers…

Data centers use a ton of energy, as the infographic below from ABB (“Powering the cloud”) will show you. I shared a related infographic on the data centers of the world’s biggest websites a few weeks ago, which I think was quite interesting and eye-opening, but the infographic below gives us even more perspective and discusses some key recommendations for making data centers more efficient. Check it out if you are interested in this topic and how to improve the efficiency of these tremendous energy consumers (click on the infographic to enlarge it).

Clearly, the energy use of the IT industry and data centers, in particular, is a huge topic today and will be an even much bigger topic in the years to come. Solutions such as those identified and emphasized below by ABB are tremendously needed, as well as increased implementation of renewable energy and smart grid projects.

More infographics.

Related:

  1. “Cleanest” and “Dirtiest” Internet Data Centers (Yahoo & Google Rock! Apple & Facebook.. not so much)
  2. Look Inside the Biggest Websites’ Data Centers {INFOGRAPHIC}
  3. Is the Internet Hurting Our Environment? [INFOGRAPHIC]
 
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