When data centers leverage smart cooling strategies, such as hot aisle containment and economization, they can quickly see their cost savings and energy efficiency skyrocket. Those energy savings equal everyday consumer expenses that you would never associate with data center efficiency savings, such as smartphone energy use, property taxes and even car ownership.
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