Resolving the Data Center Power and Cooling Crisis

May, 2007


This article investigates the current crisis in data center power and cooling and provides recommendations for resolving it. It provides forecasts of computer power usage and energy costs and identifies the sources of demand for power in the data center. Unfortunately, common practices of data center managers often worsen the problem. Finally, we outline new approaches that organizations can take to gain control over power and cooling requirements. (3 pp., 2 figs.)
[Executive Summary]