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Ziembicki: Times Datacenter Story on Wasted Energy is Idiotic

Microsoft Cloud Architect David Ziembicki has nothing good to say about a recent New York Times article that describes Big Datacenters as wasteful, polluting energy hogs.

The New York Times has an idiotic “analysis” of data center power efficiency on the front page today no less. The headline: “Power, Pollution and the Internet” should make clear where its going. What starts as a reasonable assertion, that many data centers waste a large amount of energy, quickly degrades into an unbelievable amount of disinformation and poor analysis.

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Ziembicki is not alone in this. Charles Babcock from Information Week says that the Times story misses the point and that datacenters are actually getting more efficient as a result of virtualization.

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