The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that data centers consume as much as 20 times more energy per square foot than a typical office building. And with the proliferation of data that doesn’t seem to be slowing down, the demand for both data center space and energy will just get more intense.
Environmentally-conscious companies are looking for concrete ways to lessen their environmental impact. Cutting your energy usage and power bills makes sense on so many levels. Besides saving large amounts of money, "Greener" IT can boost public perception of your company, save physical floor space, and therefore construction costs, and reduce carbon footprint.
Measuring energy savings has to begin with a baseline of what resources your facility is currently consuming. FieldView can help you visualize energy usage now, and track and trend your consumption as energy savings initiatives are put into practice. That way, you can see what methods are working, and where improvements might be made. If asked to show your energy conservation efforts, it’s simply a matter of pulling a report.
Before moves can be made to energy-efficient cloud and virtualization models, an accurate baseline and inventory must be prepared. Then once this model is visible, better decision-making can save energy and carbon substantially and can help figure your ROI once the migration is complete.