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Green IT Concept

Learn simple and basic processes to start your development model of GreenIT inside your organization.

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Green IT Concept

  1. 1. GREEN IT PROJECT Concept & Structure
  2. 2. Agenda • GreenIT. What is all about? • What are the causes? • Where such practices leaves? • Associated Practices • Potential Benefits
  3. 3. GreenIT - What is it? GreenIT refers to the idea that IT organizations can and should implement practices that are environmentally friendly
  4. 4. What is causing this attention? • Rising energy costs over the past five years • Increased publicity regarding global warming and “energy citizenship” • Increased legislation surrounding energy efficiency, toxic materials, and greenhouse gases (GHG) in the US, European Union and China
  5. 5. Where implement such green practices? • Data Center • E n d - U s e r
  6. 6. Real Reported Issues • Servers and desktop PCs remain fully powered on nights and weekends Data Center • Carbon dioxide emissions generated by cooling • Amount of electricity needed to power and cool the data center makes it one of the costliest aspects of an IT department
  7. 7. Real Reported Issues • Facilities issues • Inefficient and expensive cooling methods • Hardware issues • Energy-intense high-density servers
  8. 8. Real Reported Issues Lack of awareness and attention can result in excess energy consumption and harmful disposal practices for IT equipment Use of laptops, LCD monitors can significantly reduce Selection electricity consumption and costs Simple asset usage practices, such as turning off PCs at nights and on weekends and using power saving settings Usage during the day, can reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions Disposal Proper asset disposal practices can eliminate toxic waste & Recycling from entering landfill systems
  9. 9. Associated practices Data Center ‣ Eliminate energy leaks ‣ Use innovative and more efficient cooling methods ‣ Replace high-density servers with virtual servers ‣ Use alternative storage tactics ‣ Reconfigure data center floor layouts ‣ Explore alternative energy sources
  10. 10. Associated practices End-User Computing ‣Alter purchasing practices for IT assets ‣Encourage adoption of energy-saving settings on computers ‣Practice proper disposal and recycling practices of IT assets
  11. 11. GreenIT - Associated Benefits ✓Reduced carbon and other GHG emissions ✓Increased cooling efficiency in the data center ✓Reduced energy costs ✓Cost savings ✓Improved financial performance ✓Positive publicity
  12. 12. Drivers • Increased electricity prices over the last years • High demand for reduced costs by CIOs • Power and cooling systems are the major concerns • High increasing average storage • Legislation and public awareness to examine environmental impact on IT
  13. 13. Challenges • Build future DCs in a modular way so that power consumption can be scaled with growth • Create energy-efficient systems that can operate within targeted power and
  14. 14. Traps • Shared environment means limited access and higher rates of failure • For some users, it becomes a real nervous feeling
  15. 15. Indicators Brazil is one of the least responsive country ranked among the most mature in green initiatives
  16. 16. Initial Start-up Steps • Measure servers power consumption savings under various levels of use • Using a loaner hardware measured against online tools that predict power consumption levels • Share power costs across internal areas allocating it to application owners • Server & Storage virtualization • Cloud computing
  17. 17. PUE Power Usage Effectiveness Calculated by dividing the amount of power entering a DC by the power used to run the computer infrastructure within it The closer you are to 1.0, the more efficient you are