- Form factor (e.g., blade, rack-mount, tower/pedestal)
- Operating system supported
- Processor Sockets
Servers are generally replaced every three to five years depending on their application. The next time you undertake your server refresh, specify servers that have earned the ENERGY STAR label. They are third-party certified to be energy efficient and use 30% less than conventional models by using the most efficient components (e.g., CPU, power supply) and ramping down energy use at low workloads. And remember to keep the power management settings engaged! Power management is a key component of ENERGY STAR servers and should not be disabled to get the full efficiency value of the product.
Interested in energy efficient UPSs, data center storage, or networking equipment? Check out the ENERGY STAR data center equipment site.
Interested in easy ways to be more energy efficient in your data center? Review ENERGY STAR's 5 Simple Ways to Avoid Energy Waste in Your Data Center Checklist.
Current Specification Effective Date: June 17, 2019
The ENERGY STAR certified computer server product criteria requires that computer servers use more efficient power supplies, advanced power management features, real-time performance measurement, and lower energy consumption in both the active and idle states.
The criteria are tailored to each product type, including the number of processors and server type. In addition the idle energy consumption is reported and power management requirements exist. Power management is a key component of ENERGY STAR servers and should not be disabled to get the full energy efficiency value of the product.
For a complete description of the specification, please go to Computer Servers Version 3.0 Program Requirements.