Eco-Friendly Initiatives and Cost Efficiency Converge in the Data Center

Josh Schaap
October 30, 2015

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Listen up: “Going green” doesn’t mean you need to uproot your organization’s already established culture and values.

The fact of the matter is that despite your organization’s feelings towards the state of environmental issues, taking on green initiatives in 2016 will help your company contribute to an important philanthropic issue, not to mention improve your organization’s future sustainability efforts.

But if that isn’t enough to make you want to investigate the various ways you can become more eco-friendly, like adopting power monitoring technology in your data center, what if we discuss the cost savings involved with green initiatives?

Think about it— the amount of power consumed by your company’s data center technology directly correlates to the amount of money you spend on said technologies. As such, reducing your carbon footprint and reducing OPEX on mission-critical infrastructure are truly one and the same.

Consider the fact that in 2013 US data centers consumed an estimated 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and are on a steady pace to reach 140 billion kilowatt-hours by 2020. Not only is this damaging to the environment, but it’s also damaging to your organization’s wallet. But there are a number of different ways you can reduce your energy use and your costs.

Indeed, energy costs are rising across the board which makes searching for alternate power-saving technologies an urgent priority for CIOs. By implementing modern, power-saving data center PDUs that leverage alternating phase outlets for load balancing and power savings, for instance, you can implement a cost-efficient and eco-friendly solution all at once.

What’s more, PDUs that provide SPM rack-level power management software for monitoring, measuring, and trending your power can help you stay abreast of the amount of power you’re using so that you can appropriately scale back to reduce energy use and costs.

So, you don’t need to take up hiking or grow a beard to look the part of “going green.” There are impactful, actionable steps you can take right now to make a real difference in the environment and your financial stability. Learn more about going green in the data center by clicking here!

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