What are the ways to Reduce Electric Consumption in Data Centers?

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first of all reduse physycal servers adopt virtualization,
use most of the physycal server resources...

can use the best cloud resources as well

use ssd hdd's

use latest servers..

keep monitor the coolig appliances condition, UPS batteries conditions...  etc

all the best

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Hi Sajid, As you mentioned.. all these are done.  i.e. Adopt virtualization, the cloud soon.
For the last 5 years, this exercise has been going on and now the next level of optimization has been started.
As part of the next level, looking for "What Are the Ways to Reduce Electric Consumption in Data Centers?"
As we know, Data Centers are using Hyper-converged hardware and like VMWARE ESXi Virtualization.
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For the last 5 years? we saved £1 million pounds of electric consumption per year for one of our clients, and that was 15 years ago! When we consolidated their physical workloads across 51 datacentres, to 4,000 virtual machines in 6 datacentres all hosted in the UK.

The technology used was VMware vSphere, HPE servers and NetApp filers for storage.

If you are using VMware vSphere DRS, you can use the VMware vSphere function to shutdown and power up Host Hypervisors on demand.

VMware DPM - https://www.vmware.com/techpapers/2008/vmware-distributed-power-management-concepts-and-1080.html

Use Solar and Turbines to provide renewalable energy for your Datacentre.

We are now working with the same client and now using Containers for Services, and reduce virtual machines, which reduces hosts, storage, and electricity, licenses and costs!
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Turn off unused equipment.

Consolidate and retire old and lightly used equipment.

Implement hot aisle and cold aisle datacenter layout.

Reduce the cooling that you're using. Equipment will run fine at an ambient temperature of 25-28 C, and possibly higher.

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These are the Best Practices.  Which already using.
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Have you shutdown hosts and migrated services to containers to reduce virtual machines, storage and hosts ?
kevinhsiehNetwork Engineer

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Adjust host power profile to energy saver? Available in BIOS and or OS.

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Have you shutdown hosts and migrated services to containers to reduce virtual machines, storage and hosts?
Hi Andrew Hancock, I am looking for the same. Do we have any such automated tools or scripts?
Just list Azure public Cloud. If any Server OS or Desktop OS VM is not in Use in a certain time period, Can we shut down those VMs?
Outside Physical servers, all best practices are implemented by Data Center Engineering Team.
Inside Hypervisor and VM's, I want to do some automation.
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You have to build the containers, there are no scripts that will do this for you.

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Thank you.
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Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings.

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