A practical guide to more efficient data operations.
- Energy costs are expected to double over the next 10 years.
- In this time, the amount of energy consumed by data centres is also expected to double.
- This has serious potential to affect an organisation’s ability, whether commercial or public sector, to grow its services, expand its reach or develop shareholder value through increased business activity.
- No surprise that IT energy costs are increasingly prominent in executive thinking.
A recent British Chamber of Commerce survey of almost 3,500 businesses shows that:
Nearly 40% of businesses feel that rising costs have adversely affected their growth – a clear signal
that action is needed.
Almost a quarter (22%) have experienced an unexpected increase in charges by their energy
supplier over the past three years.
Most businesses recognise the need to improve their energy efficiency, with 63% saying
environmental concerns motivate them to reduce energy usage.
Energy costs now equate to 25% of the total cost of ownership of IT servers and storage solutions.
Minimising the energy footprint of IT infrastructure should now be a strategic priority for any business seeking to protect profitability and market competitiveness.
Whether running an in-house facility, using a third party managed service or a colocation facility, it is vital that businesses address IT energy usage; understand how they can contribute to efficiency; and seek to minimise what can be one of the largest operational running costs associated with their business.