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Published: December 2009
In April 2010, many organisations will find that they fall under the UK's new Carbon Reduction Commitment legislation (now known as the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme). With IT constituting a large part of many organisations' energy usage, a well thought out, measurable and actionable approach to data centre power management can bring major benefits visible at the bottom line. The UK's CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (previously known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)) is expected to impact 5,000 organisations in the first instance - but is likely to draw more into its net as time progresses. Planning now to create a better optimised data centre can help in many ways - from minimising CRC bills to moving an organisation under the limit where CRC kicks in.
The CRC will have a large impact on those organisations caught in its net, and it is likely that this net will widen in the medium term. Quocirca recommends that organisations look to implement an automated means of measuring, monitoring and modelling their data centres, so that suitable plans for sustainable energy savings can be made on an on-going basis.
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Published by: electronicdawn Ltd.