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One way Data Centers could be more green is to force hardware upgrades every so often. The power cost savings of moving to fewer newer faster machines outweighs the cost of the new hardware after the new hardware has been in use for a year. Imagine a lot of companies are still running racks of old Sun gear with 400-600mhz Sparc processors, a dozen of those can be replaced with a single Sunfire 4xxx series server, and the Sunfire box uses the same power as 2 of the old mulitprocessor Sun boxes [e400 series for example].
Everybody in the industry must know about the importance of Green IT. It's not only good for the planet, but it also helps companies lower costs, and improve their resources. How going green helps bring savings http://www.bell.ca/enterprise/EntNews_newsletter_May_2012_2.page
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