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share that technology with other data-center firms? If this firm does not share its techniques, the rest of the industry will continue to operate less efficient centers, and increase global emission of greenhouse gases above what they would otherwise be. Answer: If a firm share its techniques, the rest of the industry can also be more efficient centers, and decrease global emissions of greenhouse gases, Google was considered to be an industry leader in data center efficiency. It builds its own custom data centers, but Google will not share its virtualization technology. Google takes many other steps to share its energy efficient best practices with other firms and the public. 6. Should the government or an industry association regulate the carbon emissions of the data center industry as they do the airline industry? Or the automobile
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industry? Or is it sufficient to rely on the competitive market place to drive down energy consumption in data centers? Answer: A government or an industry association should regulate the carbon emissions of the data center industry as they do for other industries. Such an association can make the companies aware about the importance of “going green” and there by reducing emissions. In addition, competition among the industry’s largest providers of data centers are incentivized to help their customers “go green” and reduce costs.
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