Comatose servers consume energy and require cooling, just like other servers, but they do not serve any purpose. Nothing would happen if they were switched off. Many companies are unaware of the amount of unnecessary spending on comatose servers. This illustrates how important it is that companies invest in a good IT infrastructure. Companies can achieve substantial energy savings by tracking down and switching off comatose servers. Professional data centers such as LCL can help them with this. We can reduce their energy consumption by applying our know-how and by bringing equipment together.
In September our CEO, Laurens van Reijen, wrote a blog post on comatose servers, which you can read here