Eaton Corporation today announced Ed Spears, product manager for Eaton’s Critical Power Solutions Division, gave an interview with Sky Radio last month. The interview focused on new technology options and strategies that can reduce carbon footprint of data centers. Spears discussed the increasing cost of energy in data centers and the economic and environmental incentives for a company to replace their uninterruptible power system (UPS).
The Sky Radio interview ran on American Airline flights throughout the month of December and was heard by more than 165,000 passengers. Spears was also featured in the print edition of Sky Magazine’s December issue.
During the interview, Spears discussed how energy costs are generally the second highest cost to information technology (IT) organizations, and most organizations lose approximately $100,000 a year to inefficient UPSs. Ten years ago, UPSs were 92 or 93 percent efficient, now there are UPSs available with 99 percent efficiency. Upgrading to a more efficient UPS reduces an organization’s carbon footprint and ultimately saves the organization money.
“The more energy efficient UPS is going to eliminate almost 500 tons of metric carbon emissions,” said Spears. “That’s the equivalent of taking 29 gas-sucking, carbon-spewing sport utility vehicles off the road for a total of 15 years.”
Replacing a UPS is just one way to make IT affordable and environmentally-friendly. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Eaton are conducting research on end-to-end energy efficiency in data centers.
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