The Cloud Advisory Council releases various published white papers of topics related to benchmarking, development and analysis of next generation cloud architecture. The Cloud Advisory Council is encouraging industry discussions amongst cloud designers and IT managers.
The amount of power used by servers and other Internet infrastructure has become an important issue in recent years. One of the weaknesses of literature on data center power usage has been the lack of credible estimates of the aggregate power used by all servers and associated equipment in U.S. and the world. The estimates on floor area and power densities of data centers are questionable because most companies do not disclose such information and treat it as proprietary. Details of the installed base of servers at various companies are also not disclosed by the companies who track it. As server technologies continue to change rapidly, it is necessary to update power measurements for the affected server models quite frequently.
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