What business and social problems does data center power consumption cause?
Power consumption by data centers has negative environmental implications. The power that is consumed by these data centers is produce from water, coal or nuclear resources. When electricity is generated from coal, it generates huge amount of carbon dioxide which we all know is injurious to health and environment. In case of nuclear power, the nuclear left over after power generation is highly toxic and radioactive. Dumping this radioactive material is highly challenging.
Businesses have to pay huge amounts of money to acquire electricity for their data servers. These servers also need to be kept cool that again requires electricity and the expenditure of financial resources. For businesses, power consumption has mostly financial implications.
All the employees of the organization should accept the responsibility of turning off their computers as they leave their desks. Organizations should look for solar energy solutions that would help the environment and save money.