Green IT, or green computing, is a term that refers to the design, use and disposal of computing systems and peripherals in an environmentally safe and sustainable manner. The goal of Green IT is for hardware such as computers, monitors, networking systems, storage components, printers and other electronic devices to have as little to no impact on the environment as possible.
From zero-carbon footprint computing devices to the ethical and efficient reuse or recycling of computing parts, our Green IT dictionary offers a glossary of key terms you need to know.
- CAIFI - customer average interruption frequency index
- carbon footprint
- Carbon Free Computing
- carbon neutral
- Cisco EnergyWise
- clean computing
- data center consolidation - IT consolidation
- data center container (PODs)
- data center economizer
- Dynamic Smart Cooling
- electronic waste (e-waste)
- Energy Star
- free cooling
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