Efficiency Reaches The IT Environment
- November 13, 2013
Speaking of energy efficiency involves considering less energy and generally new technologies. In a rapidly developing country like India, demand for energy has grown impressively. But the problem is worldwide. Between 1990 and 2006, global energy consumption increased by 26%. Analyzing services sector alone, this percentage rose 39% – leading many countries to make efforts to reduce electricity consumption.
Both the United States and in other major economies, companies try to deploy technology solutions that reduce power consumption. In India, however, it is still treated shy. Only large corporations have energy efficiency on the agenda.
Of course, most companies are more committed to include a redundant power design to support its new IT infrastructure. But it is evident that soon the need to reduce the costs involved in energy consumption, as well as the issues surrounding climate change and a greater risk of blackouts, will make you think in practical solutions to effectively control the use – and especially waste – of natural resources.
Measures such as the categorization of IT equipment and standardization programs in relation to the energy performance of products are formulated so very thoughtful. In a short time, the public will be invited to participate more actively in the process of deciding which equipment fits the overall needs and which should be discarded. If no one has reported before on the energy consumption of a product before making a purchase, today the scenario is different and the level of awareness regarding the efforts needed to save the planet’s natural resources is increasing.
Regarding infrastructure, act in line with the global concerns not only mean consolidate physical servers and invest in virtualization of machines to improve performance and improve the administration of the professional environment. You have to think ahead, in systems that reduce the consumption of our natural resources rampant.
Through the adaptation of dedicated servers hosting in India, virtualization technologies and new equipment to ensure operation and cooling of machines, today it is possible to reduce 20% of energy costs. In practice, it’s like If we turned down one in five racks of a Data Center. In many cases, however, small changes can also result in large gains. This is the case to clear all outputs Cooling and approach the racks. Another important change is to seal the environment in order to further concentrate cold air environment.
Another effective measure is to opt for outsourcing data center. Generally, gains related to the reduction of energy, space and human resources have caused many companies to consider more this strategy that fits in environmental responsibility. Delegate the task to an efficient company in this niche market seems to be, from the standpoint of the environment and business, a decision more structured and aligned with the major global issues of today.