Without adequate participation from datacentre owners and operators and greater efforts from utility providers, the potential energy savings and cost efficiencies from “utility incentives for IT” programmes will not be realised, datacentre consortium The Green Grid has warned.
The only sounds the Internet makes on the end user side are those coming out of PC speakers or headphones – preprogrammed, prerecorded, contrived. While the boomy, echoey machine sounds of a factory making physical products is not hard to summon for anyone in their memory, your average iPhone user has no idea what the factory that produces their Facebook news feed sounds like (or that it has a sound).
Controlling the generation and managing the flow of heat is a crucial consideration in the choice of hardware, including storage hardware. Power consumption must often be traded off against performance and this leads to a wide choice of storage options in these data centers to trade off power use vs. needed performance.
Preeti Nirwal is Product manager at Hostway Corporation.
Cloud computing remains one of the hottest trends in modern technology.
Analysts at IDC predict that global spending on public cloud services, just one sector of the cloud, will top $100 billion in 2017, growing five times as quickly as the IT industry as a whole.