A green data center is a repository for the storage, management, and dissemination of data in which the mechanical, lighting, electrical and computer systems are designed for maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact.
These centers use more energy-efficient servers and, more importantly, design and technology to reduce energy demands for cooling and lighting.
Need For Green Data Center?
Most organizations say they are green organizations, many of them are not actually doing as much as they could.
Two-thirds of the two hundred or more executives polled said that their organizations have a board-level executive responsible for energy and the environment;
However, only 45% of firms had a program in place to reduce their carbon footprint.
In addition, of those that did have a carbon reduction strategy, the majority (52%) had no specific targets for it, although a small hard core (9%) aimed to be carbon-neutral by 2012.