So we all know in the hosting field that power is a huge factor.
In 2006 according to the EPA in the US, datacentres used 61 billion Kilowatt hours (KWH) which is the equivalent to 5.8 million households!
Growing to 100Bilion KWH by 2011. This is 10 new power stations!
I thought I would share some resources on energy efficiency best practices from Microsoft Data Centres as simply cannot continue to just use more power but be more efficient with the power we have:
5 quick steps to improving your power usage.