With its almost sterile, climate-controlled interiors and the absence of chemical discharges or smoke, the data center seems at first glance to be perfectly eco-friendly. But it's not. In fact, one data center can use as much energy as 25,000 homes. Yet, new technologies and new thinking are now creating huge opportunities to blunt this energy drain. This article, produced by Knowledge at Wharton and sponsored by Wipro Technologies, looks at how companies can significantly cut energy and space costs while preparing themselves for more stringent regulatory controls and consumer scrutiny of greenhouse gas emissions.
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