It is an open secret that electrical costs of data centres are skyrocketing, says power management firm Raritan, which recommends better measurement strategies as the first step to better cost containment. "Though the price of servers has come down, the cost of power is rising incrementally; about 31% according to data from the independent organisation- Green Grid," said Raritan vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan - sales and marketing, Chris McPherson, speaking in Malaysia recently.
"Adopting a green infrastructure approach does make immediate cost savings as well as give certain corporate brand positioning advantages," said McPherson. "However, the ability to measure energy efficiency is the real first step to managing power costs."
Source: Network World