Going Green Not Key Driver for Reducing Power Consumption

Saving money is still the number one reason for reducing power consumption in today’s data centres, according to the findings of a new survey released today by the organisers of Data Centre World. Only one third of data centre managers cite a desire to go green as the key reason for implementing energy saving solutions.

Worryingly, the research also revealed that nearly a quarter of all data centre managers are not concerned about their future power consumption, with nearly half of all respondents being unaware that data centre energy requirements are expected to double over the next four years. On a more positive note, however, data centre managers are embracing virtualisation, with 64 per cent stating that this will be the key to better managing power consumption.

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