03 Mar '11, 12pm

[CNA] More data centres going green

SINGAPORE: Data centres are known for their high energy consumption, roughly 40 to 60 per cent of a data centre's operating cost comes from energy usage. However, an increasing number of players are looking to reduce that figure and their carbon footprint. As the IT industry continues to grow, the demand for data storage continues to rise. Governments globally have introduced varying environmental guidelines for data centres to nudge industry participants in the right direction. Clement Goh, Managing Director of data centre service provider Equinix Singapore, said: "People are more socially conscious, especially the larger MNCs. The other thing is, with green initiative typically you have higher expenditure to bring in the right equipment, but in the long run you will see a reduction in cost, because the consumption of energy will help to reduce the cost of a data centre. ...

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