Everyone talks of going green and wanting to be green, but when the time comes for real action, it doesn’t always happen until the government mandates it.
So, what is a green data Center? What technologies do you need? Can you increase your ROI by ‘greening’ data centers?
Well, a green data center is considered an ecofriendly repository where you can store, manage, and disseminate data. It produces maximum efficiency out of mechanical, electrical, lighting, and computer systems while keeping their environmental impact to the minimum. Sounds easy, right?
An array of advanced technologies and strategies are used to assemble and operate a green data center. For instance, we can improve data center efficiency via waste recycling, company footprints reduction, sustainable landscaping, using low emission building materials, catalytic converters’ installation on backup generators, alternative energy use (like, photovoltaic, evaporative cooling, and heat pumps), etc.
Once the data center reliability is achieved in your company, maximum ROI comes through:
- Ensuring your company has the sophisticated facilities, standards, and data center certification.
- Long-term cost savings on maintenance and operations.
- Efficient data center cooling techniques.
- Managing a network of cross disciplined executives from business development, sustainability, and IT sectors.
- State-of-the-art data center design.
- Reduction in Data center power costs
- Knowledge from case studies of sophisticated technologies and innovative facilities, etc.
IT giants like Microsoft, Tibco, IBM, Cisco, HCL, NIST are greening their data centers to ensure not just market domination, but social leadership, and to save real money.