Over the last decade there has been a significant push for all companies and organizations to go green by reducing their carbon footprint by means of corporate sustainability. Everything from the organization of physical employee movement within the company walls to the power required to process server requests leave behind a foot print. It requires a top down approach starting with senior management to be able to reduce this carbon foot print in order to go green with their technology. Technology based companies and organizations which typically require a great deal of server power to process client requests along with everyday web functionality can significantly reduce their carbon footprint by introducing server virtualization.
Here is how server virtualization can help reduce the carbon footprint your company leaves behind:
Less heat generated
Depending on how many servers your company requires for it to function it could be generating a great deal of heat and energy. Depending on where your company is located this could cause a counter reaction of having to cool your building longer which requires more energy used so leaving behind a larger carbon footprint than usual.
Less staff required for maintenance
Less staff required for server maintenance has a variety of positive financial implications that any chief financial officer would like to see but when speaking in terms of going green fewer bodies working equals less energy executed. The less energy an organization can exert will have a direct reflection on the carbon footprint they leave behind.
Less energy needed to power
Since server virtualization allows a business to conduct all processes ion the cloud without the use of on premise equipment, there's less energy required to run your business operations. Less energy required to run the servers will aid in a company taking a green initiative.
Less obsolete hardware to discard
All hardware eventually needs to be replaced due to becoming obsolete. Even though recycling is the proper way to go about it, the problem is that the actual process of recycling produces a counter reaction that increases the carbon footprint an organization could leave behind. Organizations with a large web presence will require a great deal of physical servers which will someday require recycling.
With more and more companies making their way to the digital space the amount of servers operating to keep things moving forward in the business community is only going to increase. Corporate sustainability starts at the top down and if that means introducing server virtualization into the picture that is how a technology company can play their role in creating a green thumb print on the corporate trail they leave behind.
Source by Jayson Fowley