How to make data centres efficient

I came across this piece by the excellently-informed Liam Newcombe of the BCS Daata Centre Specialist Group on the Guardian’s Sustainable Business site’s low carbon ICT blog. 

Liam argues that we need to adopt a different approach to data centre energy efficiency. He suggests, “We should put in place a cost of goods and services model which allows us to determine the financial and energy cost of each delivered product. This would also assist in creating a competitive market for energy efficient data centres by allowing the consumers to compare service providers – not on an abstract marketing number, but on the actual energy consumption or carbon emissions.”

While you’re visiting the Sustainable Business site, you might think about entering the Sustainable Business Awards. You have until 7th February to enter.