Once again, I've had a long hiatus from blogging. But I've got an excuse (this time!). I've been heads down on finalizing a new white paper on IT energy efficiency. I also just returned from Corporate EcoForum's annual meeting where a number of the attendees confirmed the key assertion in the paper - that in most organizations, server utilization is embarassingly low and falling, and (as the chart above shows) improving it provides the biggest opportunity for increasing IT energy efficiency. Move over PUE! (we still love you though).
As I posted on Microsoft's sustainability blog, the paper explores the critical importance and substantial benefits of embracing IT energy efficiency in a world where almost every facet of business and society is dependent on IT-based services. The exponential demand for these IT services is beginning to strain the capacity and cost effectiveness of many organizations’ IT infrastructures. It shows why adopting strong IT energy efficiency principles and practices – from the top of the organization down to the IT pro - can significantly mitigate these challenges and improve the cost effectiveness, capacity and flexibility of tomorrow’s IT infrastructures.
In this paper, we:
If you are looking to reduce costs and increase the ROI from IT (particularly within data centers), or simply contribute to reducing the environmental impact of IT, please download this onscreen-readable whitepaper and let me know what you think.