In today's datacenter industry we hear much about going "Green". Experts often expound on the benefits of alternative energy, new battery designs, more effective ways of designing a datacenter, gaining LEED certification, etc... The questions I have to ask is, after all is said and done, how much does all this "improvement" cost related to the savings?
It is no secret that most people today do not stay in the same job for 20 years. Hence, we are seeing more and more decisions being made for the short term. What is going to make the bottom line look good this year, this quarter, this month?
I'd like to hear from others in the industry on this topic. What are you seeing in the way of investment in "green" technologies and designs? Post your thoughts below.