I opened up my last issue (yes, the venerable BCR is going purely digital) of BCR this morning and there it was right in the first sentence of an article by Gary Audin…

1.5% of all the electrical power consumed in the US is for data center operations, expected by the EPA to increase to 3% [that is DOUBLE!] by 2010.

Ouch. No wonder IBM is pushing big on data center consolidation for customers through virtualization software and services. 

Gartner predicts that energy costs will become the second highest cost component after labor by 2009. 

  Are you doing enough to reduce this exposure for your enterprise?

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