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Green data centers
A smart systems approach to green IT

A holistic approach to energy management

Environmental regulations, rising energy costs, expanding datacenters—these are a few of the challenges driving the need for energy efficient, sustainable infrastructures. Building a green infrastructure requires new focus, a holistic approach to your entire infrastructure, not just your IT equipment. Green infrastructures instrument, manage and optimize across many types of infrastructure—including green IT, data centers, facilities and building management systems—to help reduce costs, alleviate operational issues and prepare for the rapidly emerging regulatory environment.

Effective energy management enables the maintaining of business service levels and starts with gaining visibility into energy usage data across the entire IT environment. IBM offers a practical approach to managing and optimizing energy beyond the data center, to include building infrastructure and other network connected property and assets.

At IBM we build energy efficiency into our products, and we can help you with everything from data center strategy and assessments to data center design, build, consolidation and relocation. We recognize that a smart systems approach to processes and infrastructures can be a key to solving today's energy issues. We work with organizations worldwide to develop comprehensive green IT and business strategies, and provide services, systems and software to help build a green infrastructure.