In the wake of ‘Earth Day 2019’, we’ve been looking at how DC and server room monitoring products can help users to minimise the impact that their business has on the environment. The IT industry is one of the most power-hungry sectors with some estimates stating that 20% of the energy produced globally by 2025 will be used for Data Centre operations.
Here are a few ways that your monitoring systems can help you to reduce your environmental impact:
Reduce Energy Consumption By Increasing Operating Temperatures
A huge amount of energy is used in Data Centres to maintain ideal operating conditions. When strict monitoring procedures are in place it is possible to increase the temperature within IT environments – thus reducing power consumption – safe in the knowledge that should the environmental conditions stray outside of normal operating levels remedial action can be quickly taken before network stability is compromised.
Identify and Reduce Reliance on Power Hungry Equipment
By utilising the power monitoring tools at our disposal it becomes easier to identify what equipment is particularly inefficient. By reducing reliance on outdated power-hungry hardware overall power consumption can be drastically reduced.
Maximise Hardware Efficiency and Reliability to Reduce Hardware Waste
Effective monitoring means hardware can operate in optimum conditions increasing product efficiency and reducing the chance of premature failure. Replacing faulty equipment results not only in financial costs but also environmental costs associated with the manufacture and distribution of new hardware as well as the disposal of the old.
These benefits not only help to reduce the environmental impact of IT operations but also increase organisational efficiency and reduce costs – it really is win-win!
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