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European Union Green IT Strategies to Transform Operations to Low-Carbon

Posted in carbon-footprint, energy-consumption, european-union, green-it-solutions, improvement, information-technology, measurements, monitoring, operations, opportunity, reduce-power-consumption, region-europe on April 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The EU sees the information technology industry transforming to carbon footprint and energy efficiency performance through industry-developed verifiable metrics, collaborative development of best-practices and toolsets, and an implementation for transition to the future efficient state of technology operations. …

… “There exists an untapped potential for the ICT sector to focus on systemic improvements and further reduce the energy consumption of its own processes (including operations, manufacturing, service delivery and the supply chain). If the sector were to adopt a more systematic approach to monitoring and measuring energy consumption at every step in a process, it could generate verifiable and comparable data, allowing it to identify opportunities for improvement, and to develop and apply solutions. ” …

Via EU: Mobilise the Information and Communication Technologies Sector to facilitate the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy (PDF)

Data Centre Efficiency Code

Posted in alternative-energy, calculation, code-of-conduct, data-centre, european-union, high-availability, impact, infrastructure, metrics, power-consumption, region-europe, sustainability-initiative on November 26th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The European Commission releases its Code of Conduct for increased energy efficiency in data centres. The code focuses on the IT load and the facility load and describes seven principles that participants should embrace. Metrics are defined, such as the data centre infrastructure efficiency index which is analogous to a yield calculation. …

… “Over provisioning, ensuring availability and associated costs were previously considered a negligible risk to business performance because energy costs were relatively small in comparison to the IT budget, and environmental responsibility was not considered to be the remit of the IT department. However, with rising energy prices this is no longer the case, and the issue of energy consumption at the individual data centre level is becoming increasingly important as operational energy expenditures and ecological impact of the energy consumed begins to play an ever important role in overall cost of ownership of data centres. ” …

Via EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Renewable Energies Unit: Code of Conduct on Data Centres Energy Efficiency

Dell Green IT Barometer

Posted in dell, efficiency, energy-efficiency, european-union, green-computing, green-it-strategy, green-procurement, greening, initiatives, it-strategy, michael-dell, plan, procurement, region-europe, strategies, strategy, study, sustainability on September 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Michael Dell visits Europe and commends the EU on its green initiatives, such as sustainability, green procurement, IT energy efficiency. …

Michael Dell commends European Union on their green IT strategies

… “Dell today also released findings of a specially commissioned IDC Green IT Barometer Study that shows more than half of European IT managers already have a Green IT strategy in place or plan to implement one in the next 24 months. Seventy-five percent of European organizations cited cost pressure as a key driver for Green IT while 72 percent cited regulatory requirements. Mr. Dell said that European countries such as the U.K. are developing aggressive strategies for Greening IT, adding, Dell wants to work with private and public sector institutions across Europe to help them in these crucially important efforts. ” …

Via Dell: Michael Dell on European Union Green Leadership