CIO Magazine (April 1, 2007) just published a special report Green Is Better http://www.cio.com/article/101506/Green_IT_Leading_Your_IT_Department_Toward_Environmental_Sustainability_and_Increased_Profits The story of how VistaPrint reduced their data center costs was intriguing, especially as it made a decision to move away from blade servers to virtualization. According to the article, data centers account for 1.5% to 3% of electricity consumption in the United States. WOW! We’ve just begun to evaluate our hardware choices based on environmental impact, but there are very real TCO savings to be had by doing so. The challenge is great, but the beneficial impact can be greater.
Jon Larsen, Vice President