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What Is Environmental Monitoring?

Posted on September 18, 2019 by Jessica Ciesla

Data centers come in all shapes and sizes. They are built to securely store copious amounts of data. However, what many people don't know is that in order to hold all of the data, these centers must also consume a large amount of energy. In fact, some estimates show that data centers consume 1.8 percent of the total United States energy consumption every year. The large amount of energy that is consumed, as well as other factors, makes environmental monitoring a key component of data center management.