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Improve Energy Efficiency In Legacy Data Centers

It'd be grand if every company could afford state-of-the-art data center space stocked with energy-efficient equipment. Countless companies, however, must get by with legacy cooling and power equipment situated in space that’s far from optimal energy-wise. Jim Hall, Staco Energy (www.stacoenergy.com) marketing manager, says a surprisingly large number of small businesses’ network closets are literally closets in which IT equipment resides with cleaning supplies,  toilet paper, pens, paper clips, and stored holiday decorations. Even in such circumstances there are means of improving energy efficiency in legacy data centers, as the following tips detail. Continue Reading...