F5 Friday: The Data Center is Always Greener on the Other Side of the ADC

Organizations interested in greening their data centers (both green as in cash as well as in grass) will benefit from the ability to reduce, reuse and recycle in just 4Us of rack space with a leaner, greener F5 VIPRION

According to the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average cost of electricity for commercial use rose from 9.63 (Jan 2010) to 9.88 (Jan 2011) cents per kWh. 

If you think that’s not significant, consider that the average cost of powering one device in the data center has increased by 3% from 2010 to 2011 – an average of about $5 per 250w device.  On a per device basis, that’s not so bad, but start multiplying that by the number of devices in an enterprise-class data center and it begins to get fairly significant fairly quickly – especially given that we haven’t started calculating the costs to cool the devices yet, either.

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Published May 27, 2011
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