The Gartner Group, a technology research firm, estimates that in the nearterm data centers will have to support up to 300% increased workload. As large enterprise data center utility bills exceed $10+ million per month, the potential savings opportunities are significant with ROI payback periods of less than two years. Data centers are estimated to consume 2% of the U.S. electrical grid capacity resulting in $2 billion per month in utility bills. The cost of energy
for these power-hungry IT systems has become a major concern, and governments and private industry agree they must find ways to control and reduce energy demand while improving performance.
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