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Green IT Trends in Israel

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Green IT Trends in Israel

  1. 1. Green IT Current Israeli Trends Shahar Geiger Maor Research Analyst [email_address]
  2. 2. Introduction –What is “Green IT”? <ul><ul><li>Implementing, managing, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>optimizing and retiring Information Technology in a resource efficient, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>environmentally manner </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What “Green IT” Really is
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  5. 5. Electricity Crisis in Israel <ul><li>Facts: </li></ul><ul><li>Oil reaches 100$ a barrel: Electricity prices are soaring </li></ul><ul><li>Demand rate for electricity is rising by 4% annually </li></ul><ul><li>Servers use more power than ever </li></ul><ul><li>Israel has no power reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Future Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated shortage of thousands of Mw by 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Israeli industry will suffer great loses from power malfunctions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Practical Solutions - Data Center <ul><li>Assessments and Thermal Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Green servers and storage devices </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced cooling methods </li></ul><ul><li>Data Center arrangements (e.g.: Hot Aisles/Cold Aisles) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization, Consolidation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Practical Solutions – PC <ul><li>Automatic Remote shut down </li></ul><ul><li>Enable power management features (“sleep mode”) </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off PC when not in use for long periods </li></ul><ul><li>Blank Screen Saver (CRT) </li></ul><ul><li>Thin ClientVirtual Desktop </li></ul>
  8. 8. Practical Solutions–Printers & Paper <ul><li>Printing management software </li></ul><ul><li>Output management </li></ul><ul><li>Duplex Printing </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail instead of hard-copy </li></ul><ul><li>Enable invoices and reports online to costumers when possible </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational culture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium Range (Departmental) Printers only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Counting paper in terms of trees </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Practical Solutions - Electricity <ul><li>Electricity management (Light and AC command) </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Efficient light bulbs: </li></ul>
  10. 10. Practical Solutions - Networking Working from home Videoconferencing
  11. 11. Energy Saving –World Trends Source: SearchDataCenter.com 2007
  12. 12. Future Israeli Trends Source: STKI 2008
  13. 13. Future Israeli Trends Source: STKI 2008
  14. 14. Future Israeli Trends Source: STKI 2008
  15. 15. Green DC Round Table Summary <ul><li>Key Subjects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Old Data Centers ;space is constrained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electricity, Cables and Cooling Problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DC Arrangements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Cooling? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thermal Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consolidation, Virtualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DC management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage (Next phase?) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Printing Round Table Summary <ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Money Between the papers </li></ul><ul><li>Key Subjects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MFP’s? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost-Control, Monitoring, Secure Printing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original Toner? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>STKI Insight: IT must know how to “sell” Printing savings to management </li></ul>
  17. 17. Future Trends? <ul><li>Energy Star specifications for Data Centers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection between power consumption and the business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative energy sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better Asset Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More Consolidated Printing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Responsibility programs (CDP, GRI) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Thank You Shahar Geiger Maor Research Analyst [email_address]

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