With energy costs continuing to increase, organizations today are striving to design, build, and manage data centers that are truly energy efficient. In so doing, they are exploring "green" design measures and utilizing more efficient cooling and IT systems. This course probes into ways that organizations can substantially reduce their carbon footprint and lower energy costs to help improve corporate performance and profitability. The first major section explores the challenges that need to be dealt with to establish energy-efficient data centers. This section is followed by one that delves into strategies and best practices to improve efficiency and lower energy costs. After the mid-review questions, the course material drills down into the critical elements necessary to establish energy-efficient data centers. The concluding section presents an action plan for data center energy efficiency.
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