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

A campaign by the Swiss Telecommunications Association

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.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. 1.

    Swiss Federal Council (2015) Stromverbrauch, Energieeffizienz und Fördermassnahmen im Bereich der Rechenzentren, August 2015. https://www.newsd.admin.ch/newsd/message/attachments/40632.pdf

  2. 2.

    Williams DR, Thomond P, Mackenzie I (2013) The greenhouse gas abatement potential of enterprise cloud computing. In: ICT4S 2013: proceedings of the first international conference on information and communication technologies for sustainability, ETH Zurich, February 2013

  3. 3.

    Masanet E et al (2013) The energy efficiency potential of cloud-based software: a U.S. case study. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley

    Google Scholar 

  4. 4.

    https://www.energieschweiz.ch/page/de-ch/die-kampagne-weniger-strom-mehr-effizienz-in-serverraeumen-und-rechenzentren

  5. 5.

    https://dcenergy.ch/actions

  6. 6.

    https://dcenergy.ch/check

Download references

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.

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Beat Koch.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Koch, B., Slezak, D. Poster Abstract: Less energy, more efficiency in server rooms and data centers. Comput Sci Res Dev 33, 251–252 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00450-017-0369-0

Download citation

Keywords

  • Energy efficiency
  • Data center
  • Survey