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Google's Data Centers Illustrate How Going Green Can Save Big Bucks
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 06 October 2008 11:18

Google is more than happy to be the posterchild of the green computing movement
Jason Mick (Blog) - October 6, 2008 10:31 AM

Google is all about environmental protection and encouraging people to go green.  From plans for tidal powered floating data centers, to massive investment in creative alternative energy startups, Google is leading the way when it comes to environmental efforts in corporate America.

The search engine firm says that going green wasn't just a moral decision; it was a wise financial one as well.  While Google remains tight-lipped on details of where its servers are and how many it has, it’s not afraid to spill the beans about its green server initiatives, which it says are saving it a great deal of money yearly.  In fact, Google just launched a new site which does exactly this, proclaiming Google's green merits on high.

On the new site, Google brags, "in the time it takes to do a Google search, your own personal computer will use more energy than we will use to answer your query."

Google provides no hard numbers to back up its claims.  However, it does provide an easy to follow common-sense five-step plan to transform your data center to be more efficient.  It’s believable that by implementing these steps, the kind of results Google is claiming could indeed be achieved.   [DailyTech....]    [Comments...]

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