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Green Data Centers to Pave Way For Energy-Efficient Data Storage, Says Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn has emerged as an unlikely driver for the adoption of green data centers. In an attempt to cut costs, data center owners are investigating technologies and solutions that would enhance the energy efficiency of their data centers. Information technology (IT) companies running data centers are also keen on implementing green technologies that might not have been a high priority if not for the economic slump.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Green Data Centers--Emerging Trends and Developments, finds that cost savings, along with the economic downturn, have emerged as the main catalysts in green IT initiatives.

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"It is estimated that IT infrastructure alone contributes about 5-10 percent of the total energy utilized for running a company," notes Technical Insights Research Analyst Achyuthanandan S. "Consequently, companies are scouting for technologies and solutions that would aid in significantly reducing the energy consumed by IT infrastructure."

High energy costs are motivating Chief Information Officers (CIOs) to find technologies that will help reduce power bills. Green technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing, and power management techniques are capable of significantly lowering the energy consumption of a data center.

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