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									                                  Features of Green Datacenter Solutions

Today datacenters have been estimated to be the fastest and one of the largest growing power
consumption markets. Back in 2000 they contributed to 1 percent of the total U.S power consumption, 2
percent in 2005 and 3 to 4 percent in 2010. This research was done by Uptime Institute Inc. In addition
to that, the cooling contributes to a total of 60 and 70 percent of the total power consumption in
datacenters. As energy expenses are increasing by the day, our datacenter industry is witnessing greater
pressure more than ever to preserve power. Coupled with that more and more enterprises are opting in
for a Green IT environment, where there is optimum power utilization.

Significance of Web Hosting
The trend of green datacenters is essential to the web hosting community much more than from the
environmental point of view. An energy-efficient datacenter will be a cheaper for hosting websites and
severs. You can save your expenses up to 35 percent. Energy-consumption surcharges are regular
phenomena in the collocation industry sector. Therefore, it is essential to keep the aspect of energy
efficiency in focus when selecting the hardware you want to in a datacenter. Furthermore, a green
datacenter also results in cooling easily that can enhance the consistency of facilities and servers.

Selecting a Green Datacenter
Keeping in mind the consistency and economic benefits of hosting with a green datacenter it is a
surprising fact, there is no catalog of such services. If you are looking for one, then it is crucial that you
assess your vendor well and partner with the correct partner for the right reasons.

However, today eminent companies excelling in cloud computing services have introduced green
datacenter solutions that offer sustainability, cost-efficiency to business operations and make sure a
healthy bottom- line for a company. These solutions offer a phased methodology such as:-

        Assessment Phase
This phase helps in creating a baseline of energy consumption and carbon foot print of the present
environment making use of an assessment framework. This is used for auditing the present
environment. This is further followed by a Gap analysis and Feasibility study to recognize
transformational initiatives, analyze the expense structure and perform impact analysis.

        Planning and Design Phase
This phase helps to set up a detailed roadmap for certain Green IT activities such as DC optimization,
procurement, recycling, resource and financial planning.

        Implementation Phase
This phase helps to select and execute certain technologies for datacenter virtualization, consolidation,
cooling and power management and IT architecture management. This phase also helps in enabling a
company to get LEED approved.

Thus, choosing the correct service provider for green datacenter solutions will enable you to conserve
energy in a manner that would benefit your company the most.
Related Links: Asset management , Datacenter virtualization

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