IT is under greater pressure to address energy efficiency in the data center, particularly as global regulations aimed at sustainability come into play. A key area of focus is improving server efficiency.
Servers can consume more than half of the energy in modern data centers, which makes server efficiency attractive to companies looking to hit carbon-neutral sustainability targets. Plus, reducing energy usage can save money.
“Ever-larger data centers have mushroomed across the globe in line with an apparently insatiable demand for computing and storage capacity,” said Uptime Institute in its 2023 data center predictions report. “The associated energy use is not only expensive – and generating massive carbon emissions – but is also putting pressure on the grid.”