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July 19, 2010

Investigating Energy Savings at Data Centers

The economy of the 21st Century is built on a foundation of knowledge and information sharing.  For companies, this accumulated knowledge is stored in vast computer data centers.  These data centers store data, network computer and information systems, and in the case of FedEx, help manage a complex worldwide operation.  A major operational and environmental cost of running these data centers, however, is the consumption of vast amounts of energy, approximately 1.5% of all electricity used in the US in 2007 according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   That number is expected