In 2017, Europe produced more Of its electricity from solar, wind and biomass resources than from coal.
Today's market is more volatile, with greater variability in energy sources due in large part to the desire to reduce environmental damage. The European Union (EU) is on track to achieve its 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared to 1990 levels l by reducing its reliance on carbon-based power.
This paper examines the five most critical variables that investors, developers, and others must recognise in the due diligence process before investing in a new power generation project in Europe.
Even if one minute a day is lost to productivity drains because of PC horsepower allocation to security scans and remediation, the cost over a year across a medium-sized enterprise adds up quickly. A 10,000 employee operation would face over $10M in direct productivity losses alone. As an early trigger for expensive PC hardware refresh is an onslaught of help desk calls, many companies find that they can actually extend the hardware refresh cycle out another 12–24 months simply by employing a security solution that does not tax the PC as heavily. The indirect costs associated with brand reputation and opportunity losses add untold thousands of dollars per year as well. Further, some institutions under green initiatives monitor power consumption related to security measures favor solutions that use less energy. As such, forward-thinking enterprises are looking beyond the software license fees when evaluating security software alternatives.
Cisco’s Catalyst WS-C2960X-48TD-L and WS-C2960XR-48TD-I Gigabit Ethernet switches were evaluated by Miercom under the Certified Green program for power consumption and energy Using a 1518-byte frame size with 100% Layer 2 traffic load, testing showed both switches to be 55% more efficient in power consumption, measured in Watts/ Gbps, than the Industry Average efficiency. Overall environmental impact and business-enabling green benefits of the Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches were also analyzed.
Cascade Grain Products, a new $113.4 million gallon ethanol plant in Clatskanie, Oregon, was in need of an IT infrastructure that matched its green business mission. The IT management team chose to equip the new plant with an expandable and energy-efficient server and storage infrastructure consisting of an all-in-one blade server and storage solution. Read this case study to learn how Cascade Grain Products achieved a planet- and bottom line-friendly six-figure cost avoidance on power, cooling and construction costs and $50,000 annual saving in onsite administration costs.
In this on-demand webinar, join Eric Pelletier, System Architect with HP Networking, as he discusses how to reduce power consumption as you design your network, buy networking gear, and during network operation.
Today's IT executives are not only expected to create and maintain high-availability IT environments, but they are also expected to implement green initiatives to satisfy customers, analysts, and government agencies that are worried about the impact of modern, energy-thirsty data centers on the environment. Is such a dual mandate reasonable? Can companies be expected to maintain service levels and reduce their carbon footprints at the same time? The White Paper offers a description of the different types of services available to improved energy efficiency data center design and a prescription for successful implementation.
The recent release of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on data center energy efficiency is adding fuel to the fire in the research and development of new ways to reduce energy use in centers. The findings, summarized on the EPA website, are staggering: Data centers consumed about 60 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006, roughly 1.5 percent of total US electricity consumption -Energy consumption of servers and data centers has doubled in the past five years and is expected to almost double again in the next five years to more than 100 billion kWh, costing about $7.4 billion annually.
This report presents the results of tests conducted by Edison Group to compare the power consumption of the IBM BladeCenter blade server system with a comparable BladeSystem blade server configuration from HP. It provides background, configuration details, and methodology by which Edison reached its conclusion: that IBM BladeCenter H requires nearly 10 percent less power than the equivalently configured HP BladeSystem c7000.
With their increased processing power, today’s data centers can generate up to 10 times more heat than those built a decade ago. This IBM white paper helps you to understand what’s happening in an overheated system and to see if yours is at risk. It also explains how the IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger helps to dramatically reduce data center power consumption.
Data center managers are finding that high-density equipment causes problems such as hotspots and rising cooling costs. In this video, IBM explains how to address green technology issues by getting more out of existing facilities, and then describes an IBM solution that can greatly reduce the energy and power consumption of your data center.
This Q&A-style article from CIO Green Edge Zone covers some of the many ways businesses can benefit through green technologies. Becoming more energy efficient not only dramatically reduces power costs, but can actually help companies improve operational efficiencies, increase productivity, enhance customer service and heighten brand awareness.
Integrate facilities and IT. Realize the value of the green data center.As data center costs continue to rise, green is the word of the day. What it means is cost savings through consolidation and lower energy usage, as this white paper shows. See the role energy consumption plays in today’s data centers, and how IBM Tivoli® solutions can help optimize energy use.
In this white paper, you'll see how Lotus Notes 8.5 boosts bandwidth by storing one copy of attachments, rather than allowing duplicate via threads. You'll also discover how upgrading lets you elevate collaboration and enhance efficiency with tools that empower users to take action, create and share knowledge, and collaborate with teams.
Read this astounding case study to see how migrating to IBM Lotus software with a broadly functional messaging platform increased the efficiency and support of mobile users for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Then you'll learn how your own business can improve communications, drive down costs and eliminate the need for additional Web software.
As data center costs continue to rise, green is the word of the day. What it means is cost savings through consolidation and lower energy usage, as this white paper shows. See the role energy consumption plays in today's data centers, and how IBM Tivoli solutions can help optimize energy use in the data center.
University of East Anglia wished to create a “green” HPC resource, increase compute power and support research across multiple operating systems. Platform HPC increased compute power from 9 to 21.5 teraflops, cut power consumption rates and costs and provided flexible, responsive support.
To maintain its position at the forefront of international research, the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University wanted to develop a new high-performance computing cluster - find out how they did it.
"How to be a Sustainable IT Hero: Building a Business Case for PC Power Management" explains the benefits of implementing a PC Power Management solution, and shows how to avoid the common pitfalls along the way.
This white paper moves beyond the hype of green IT and provides substantial support for implementing practical, yet cost effective power management policies and tools to "green" your IT environment and boost your bottom line.