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Experts are wondering if shrinking budgets are to blame for the rash of recent IT outages. Sounds plausible, but another culprit, green IT, was floated by the Uptime Institute’s executive director, Ken Brill. He says that companies might be trying to save energy by sacrificing redundancy. Don’t accept this flimsy excuse. Green IT doesn’t ask you to give up reliability for energy savings. If you’re under-provisioning or failing at failover, call it for what it is: cost cutting or poor planning (maybe both). There are several other opportunities to save energy in the data center without cutting holes in your safety net.