Monday, May 12, 2008
Being (greener) by following the moon?
Companies delivering services to large companies as well as specialised companies running their business on a 7 * 24 hours schedule, have used the 'follow the sun'-principle: they deliver services 24 hours a day, shifting service-delivery from location to location on the globe, following the sun rise.
This weekend i read follow-the-moon might be better: while most of the country is asleep and out door temperatures are relatively low, a data center might put its computers to good use for customers on the other side of the globe!
With ever increasing network-speeds, this is becoming possible. Energy costs might be lower in the night, cooling equipment might cost less energy... So following the moon might deliver some benefits!
(picture taken from nightskyinfo.com)