Benefits of Energy Efficient Computing
Reduced energy consumption helps organizations achieve significant cost savings, especially in data centers. Energy efficient computing also helps organizations minimize their direct and indirect carbon footprint.
Did You Know?
- U.S. enterprise data centers can spend up to 15–20 percent of their operating costs on electricity alone.
- Industry analysts estimate the annual cost of powering a server will soon exceed its acquisition cost.
The MAP Toolkit and Energy Efficient Computing
Organizations can use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit to quickly obtain comprehensive planning knowledge for migration to energy efficient computing technologies. MAP’s automated inventory and readiness assessment reports generate specific upgrade recommendations for migration to power-saving Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. MAP also identifies suitable candidates for virtualization and makes recommendations on how physical servers might be placed in a Microsoft Hyper-V virtualized environment.