Ben Wurthen has written a piece for the Wall Street Journal stating that data centers are fast becoming one of our biggest polluters. Studies have shown that data centers are responsible almost half the amount of emissions as the airline industry. As data centers become more and more common, this number will only increase.
No Jitter has given us a couple of energy-saving tips to help, and I encourage you to try some out! They name unoptimized cooling systems and server underutilization as key energy-wasting culprits.