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Over the past several years, Butler has decreased energy use through smart systems management. The vast majority of these strategies have centered on improvements to servers and University desktops: 

  • Over 80% of Butler’s servers are now virtual, further reducing the costs necessary to operate University technology
  • Solid-state storage devices, blade servers, and storage virtualization have also furthered the reduction of electricity used in traditional data centers
  • More than 100 computers throughout campus have been replaced by Zero Client computers, reducing the electricity consumed by each unit to one-third of that of a standard desktop computer
  • The Butler Data Center recycles much of the heat generated by its servers and other equipment for reuse elsewhere in the building while using high voltage power distribution to improve efficiency