Although this article makes some pretty large assumptions, it is true that older data centers were not built with efficiencies in mind. Most of them require that for every Amp of electricity used to power a computer, the data center uses another 1.5 Amps of power for cooling and lights. That’s a 150% increase in electricity needed!
Digital West Networks, Inc. prides itself on being a “Green” data center. We used the latest design methodology when building our data center 10 years ago, and use cooling equipment that only runs as much as it is needed. Additionally, we use outside air to assist in cooling the data center.