Three-Fourths want to adopt Green Data Centers, but only 1 in 7 have been succesful

The following press release from Symantec says 1 in 7 have successfully implemented green data centers. Where are these 1 in 7?  In my experience I would say it is more in single digit percentages.

News Release

Symantec Study Reveals Global 2000 Struggle To Adopt “Green” Data Centers

Server consolidation, virtualization are key factors in “going green”

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Nov. 20, 2007 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the findings of its worldwide Green Data Center report, a supplement to the company’s recently released 2007 State of the Data Center study. Nearly three-fourths of respondents state they have interest in adopting a strategic green data center initiative; however, only one in seven have been successful at implementing a green data center, illustrating a stark contrast between interest and execution. For the purpose of this study, we define a green data center as having increased efficiencies in energy usage, power consumption, space utilization and reduction of polluting energy sources.

“Data center managers are running out of space and energy costs are skyrocketing, so they are motivated to ‘green’ the data center for cost reduction and efficiency purposes,” said Mark Bregman, executive vice president, chief technology officer, Symantec. “The report findings indicate that cost savings and constant business pressure to maintain performance and meet increasingly aggressive service level agreements are the main reasons for implementing many green strategies. For them it is beyond environmental concerns – it is about meeting business goals and reducing costs.”