Data centers are a huge part of todays’ economy, with both businesses and people connected 24/7. However, along with this usage comes a huge drain on our energy resources. Recent studies show that energy consumed by data centers in the U.S alone has doubled over the last five years. With the growth of cloud computing and HPC (High Performance Computing) and the energy required to operate them, this trend is not disappearing anytime soon. What can data center and facility managers do to get greener, more sustainable, and lower the overall cost to operate a data center? Always install containment! Containment is the fastest, easiest, and most cost effective strategy to going green while simultaneously lowering overall energy and operating costs in the data center.