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image of data center storageStorage is a major concern for data center managers. In fact, 28% of data center managers identified storage growth as the trend having the greatest impact on their data operations. In 2012, most data centers report data storage growth at 10 to 24% annually.5

Data storage purchases are complex decisions that involve consideration of many factors (e.g., uptime, retention policies, automation, networking options, disaster recovery, future growth, options in the cloud, physical space limitations, etc.). By selecting ENERGY STAR certified data storage, one part of that purchasing decision — energy efficiency — can be done quickly and easily.

In addition, one watt-hour of energy savings at the storage level results in roughly 1.9 watt-hours of facility-level energy savings.6 These additional savings stem from reducing energy waste in the power infrastructure (e.g., power distribution unit, uninterruptible power supply) and reducing 24/7 energy needed to cool the waste heat produced by data storage.


1Exabyte equal to 1 billion gigabytes.
2Efficiency will hold down storage growth, IDC says. ComputerWorld, By Stephen Lawson, June 17, 2013. The breakdown is 102 exabytes of external storage and 34 exabytes of internal (with the server) storage.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240115/Efficiency_will_hold_down_storage_growth_IDC_says Exit ENERGY STAR
3http://www.whatsabyte.com Exit ENERGY STAR
4Efficiency will hold down storage growth, IDC says. ComputerWorld, By Stephen Lawson, June 17, 2013. The breakdown is 102 exabytes of external storage and 34 exabytes of internal (with the server) storage.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240115/Efficiency_will_hold_down_storage_growth_IDC_says Exit ENERGY STAR
52012 State of the Data Center, Information Week, June 2012, by Kurt Marko.
62012 Data Center Industry Survey, Uptime Institute, 2012. Survey indicated that the average power usage effectiveness, the ratio of total to IT energy in data center, was roughly 1.9.

 

 

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Did You Know?

  • The world's enterprises are predicted to buy 136 exabytes1 of data center storage capacity in 2017.2 Five exabytes of storage is equal to all the words ever spoken by mankind!3
  • Annual sales of storage capacity will grow by more than 30 percent every year between 2013 and 2017.4