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Increase Data Center Sustainability

Get to Carbon Neutral Faster and Easier

The demand for computing power and digital services is exploding. In the last decade, global internet traffic increased ten-fold and data center storage capacity increased by a factor of 25.

Reducing Your Data Centre Carbon Footprint Best Practice No. 10

Bill Back Business Units and Customers for the Energy Used

Today, it’s becoming more common for organizations to have green data center initiatives to drive energy-efficient behaviors both from internal and external customers.

Reducing Your Data Centre Carbon Footprint Best Practice No. 9

Consider Data Center Consolidation and Virtualization

If your data center infrastructure is outdated or your data center’s utilization of space, power, and cooling resources is inefficient, you stand to benefit greatly from consolidation and virtualization efforts that will decrease the number of physical assets you have and the associated resources they consume.

Reducing Your Data Centre Carbon Footprint Best Practice No. 8

Identify and decommission ghost servers and power hogs

Up to 30% of servers may be “ghost servers” or “zombies”—idle servers that are physically running and consuming energy but are not performing any useful functions.

Reducing Your Data Centre Carbon Footprint Best Practice No. 7

Minimize Bypass Airflow

Cooling accounts for about half a data center’s energy consumption, so improving the efficiency of your cooling infrastructure is critical for improving overall efficiency. One often-overlooked way to achieve this is by optimizing airflow.

Reducing Your Data Centre Carbon Footprint Best Practice No. 6

Implement Hot/Cold Aisle Containment

Ceiling panels and doors enclose the hot aisle between rows of cabinets so that warm exhaust air can be separated and returned to the cooling system. Implement a data center containment strategy where cold supply air from cooling units is separated from the hot exhaust air from IT equipment.

Reducing Your Data Centre Carbon Footprint Best Practise No. 4

Track data centre sustainability metrics

Most data centre professionals are familiar with Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), which is the ratio of total facility energy to total IT equipment energy. The closer to 1.0 your PUE is, the more efficient your data centre is.

Reducing Your Data Centre Carbon Footprint Best Practise No. 3

Reducing Your Data Centre Carbon Footprint

Deploy a complete data center management solution to dramatically reduce energy consumption and drive sustainability.

As data centers continue to require more energy to keep up with the demand of modern consumers and businesses, so too does the spotlight as customers, governments, and industry regulators increasingly push for increased sustainability and social responsibility.

Reducing your carbon footprint (2) - Increase Sustainability

Reducing your Data Center Carbon Footprint

INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY

Step 2 in your journey to improving your data centre carbon footprint is to deploy environmental sensors.

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