Data Center Energy Use Continues to Grow

Data centers are expected to consume 19 percent more energy in the next 12 months than they have in the past year, according to this DatacenterDynamics article. The average total power to rack is about 4.05kW, with 58 percent of racks consuming 5kW per rack, 28 percent consuming from 5kW to 10kW per rack and the rest consuming more than 10kW per rack.

"Because energy demand is expected to rise so much, data center owners and operators are concerned about energy cost and availability. Analysis of the census data concluded that energy cost and availability were the number-one concern for a big portion of them.

"More than 40% of participants believe increasing energy costs will have a strong impact on their data center operations in the next 12 months."

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This article was originally published on September 26, 2011
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