Delivering the keynote at the IT Infrastructure Conference on Climate Change Tuesday, the official warned that efforts to develop green technology have been more talk than substance. "We have dwelt on the area of problem identification for a very long time," he said. "The time for action is upon us."
In particular, the official highlighted the vast amounts of energy wasted through expensive cooling systems, with users pumping air inefficiently around their server and storage racks.
"What would happen if you did something simple like have the air outlets in one direction?" he asked. "What would happen if we had more standardization?"