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Computer Science - Research and Development

, Volume 33, Issue 1–2, pp 251–252 | Cite as

Poster Abstract: Less energy, more efficiency in server rooms and data centers

A campaign by the Swiss Telecommunications Association
  • Beat Koch
  • Doris Slezak
Special Issue Paper
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Abstract

Server rooms and data centers consume approximately 3% of the total electricity production in Switzerland. Studies have shown that more than 40% of that energy could be saved if common best practices were implemented by facility and IT operators. In order to raise public awareness of this relevant energy-saving potential, the Swiss Telecommunications Association was asked to set up a campaign. We describe the main elements of the campaign as well as preliminary results of the survey that is part of the campaign.

Keywords

Energy efficiency Data center Survey 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Data center experts: A. Altenburger, J. Baumann, S. Bossard, R. Fasan, S. Frey, J. Schanze, R. Weber. Campaign team: Ch. Grasser, M. Grigorie, M. Maurer, L. Mettler, D. Oppenheim, M. Schneider, M. Winiger. The campaign’s survey and measures catalog tools are based on tools developed by the Green IT SIG.

References

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GreenITPLUS GmbHBernSwitzerland

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