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What’s Next for Energy Star

What’s Next for Energy Star

Now that the first-tier specification for energy-efficient enterprise servers is completed, the EPA is turning its focus to larger servers, blades and storage arrays. Energy Star director Andrew Fanara says that with the Tier 1 requirement in place, a key benchmark has been established that will help speed along future specification sets.

Two-and-a-half years and one far-ranging equipment specification later, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program for data center equipment is now looking ahead to providing new levels of environmental guidance.

As of May 15, 2009, CTO/CIOs and data center managers evaluating various brands of servers for purchase have another important factor to consider: whether or not the server has passed the qualifications to wear the EPA’s Energy Star label as being energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.


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