The Cost of Power for Data CentersThis informative article from SearchDataCenter.com gives us an idea about energy costs at data centers.
"According to Richard Sneider, managing director of Concord, Mass.-based InterUnity group -- the research firm that produced the AFCOM survey -- the primary reason for new demand is the increased densities of servers and switches. More powerful machines packed into tighter footprints is causing cooling headaches, and cooling that equipment eats up a lot of power."
"According to IT infrastructure vendor, West Kingston, R.I.-based American Power Conversion Corp., the total cost of ownership for a rack of servers is between $80,000 to $150,000 per rack, and power consumption accounts for 20% of that cost."
IT energy crisis reaching critical mass
by Matt Stansberry