Citigroup: Green-IT extends to network wiring redesign

Ranked No. 2, this longtime green leader pushes the limits with a data center floor design to reduce copper and power use.

By Mary Brandel, Computerworld |  Green IT, energy consumption

The anticipated result -- expected by the second quarter of 2011 -- is a significant reduction in the purchase and use of copper (from 72 long copper runs to just 12 fiber runs per cabinet) and a decrease of as much as 50% in power consumption.

"What stands out is the value of enterprisewide strategies and initiatives," says Mark Peters, a senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group Inc. "Across such huge organizations, just hoping for improvement is clearly not going to cut it."

Brandel is a Computerworld contributing writer. You can contact her at marybrandel@verizon.net.


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