“Kevin Kampschroer, chief sustainability officer and director of the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings at the General Services Administration (GSA), cited the ambitious clean-energy targets of big tech-sector companies as encouragement that the Federal government can meet White House clean-energy goals, including through more efficient data center usage...”
“’Most companies when they move to cloud computing or service computing, just as GSA did, see drastic reductions in the amount of data center consumption that there is. We have found that data centers can shrink by large percentages just by all of the modern techniques of server optimization.’
On that note, he cited a statistic from several years ago that found average server capacity utilization in the U.S. was about 15 percent of the total capacity. ‘The more we can use the resources effectively, the better we are,” he said. “We’ve got private sector companies that are showing that the ambitious goals of the executive orders that the President is laid out are actually achievable.’...” Read the full article here.
Source: GSA Sustainability Chief Cites Big Tech’s Clean Energy Ambitions – By John Curran, April 8, 2022. MeriTalk.
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