Green Data Centers: 8 Companies Doing Them Right

Data center design is trending toward a smaller environmental footprint. While it’s not necessarily easy going “green,” here are 8 companies that did it right. 1 of 9 Corporate and cloud data centers are a recognized heavy consumer of power, as more and more electronic devices and computers find their way into modern life. Data centers in the US now consume about 2% of the total power produced in the country, the amount of energy having grown 4% from 2010 to 2014, according to a recent study by the US Department of Energy. US data centers consumed about 70-billion kilowatt hours in 2014 — which is equivalent to the amount consumed by about 6.4 million average American homes that year, according to the study that was conducted in cooperation with researchers…


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