HP Labs’ research has come up with something that will definitely pique your interest – architecture for a data center which is said to require no net energy at all from traditional power grids, calling it the Net Zero Energy Data Center in the process. This architecture will merge with holistic energy-management techniques so that organizations are able to reduce total power usage by up to 30%, at the same time lowering their dependence on grid power as well as costs by over 80%. Thanks to the HP Net-Zero Energy Data Center research, HP intends to offer businesses and societies alike worldwide the possibility of operating data centers using local renewable resources, hence doing away with traditional dependencies including location, energy supply and costs.
This might also translate to the ability for organizations to introduce IT services regardless of size, now how about that? Cullen Bash, distinguished technologist, HP, and interim director, Sustainable Ecosystems Research Group, HP Labs, said, “Information technology has the power to be an equalizer across societies globally, but the cost of IT services, and by extension the cost of energy, is prohibitive and inhibits widespread adoption. The HP Net-Zero Energy Data Center not only aims to minimize the environmental impact of computing, but also has a goal of reducing energy costs associated with data-center operations to extend the reach of IT accessibility globally.” [Press Release]