As of 2014, data centers in the U.S. consumed 70 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, equal to the energy expenditure of 6.4 million homes. Although, consumption would have been a lot higher—a projected 40 billion kilowatt-hours more—if efficiency improvements were not made. Not sure if your data centers are running at peak efficiency? Here are a few things you can look at in your own operations to save energy, money, and maybe even lengthen the life cycle of your technology.
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