This post focuses on the energy consumption in IT and provides some solutions to reducing the energy bill of the company. Particularly, this post explores the ways to significantly minimize the bill pertaining to the energy consumed by the servers of a company. The server is at the heart of many company’s IT’s system and IT’s policy.
One suggestion to reduce the cost of the servers is to optimize their utilization. Most of the servers of companies are under utilized. On average, servers utilize 5% of their capacity (for you to have an illustration, think about how much of the storage capacity in your personal computer, smartphone, external hard drive and other storage possibilities you use). An unused server consumes 56% of its maximum power. Today, thanks to the evolving technologies of the data’s storage, and the increase in efficiency of the hard drive, more data can be stored on smaller devices.
It is worth mentioning that the Green IT approaches can have an impact on a company only if the top management of the company is involved. For there is a need of the implication of the top of the company to agree on decisions such as the choice of an IT policy that will drive many of the choices and options mentioned above.
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