Green Data center Methodology
Lately, there has been a proliferation of data with every click, conversation, transaction, and behavior being analyzed and stored. This leads to an increased demand for greater storage and processing power. To meet this requirement, enterprises buy data storage space from data centers. However, this proves to be costly and is not energy efficient. There is a growing concern among IT leaders about the negative impact of high consumption of energy on the environment. They are on the lookout for cost-efficient technologies which not only cater to an organization’s data storage needs but are environment-friendly as well.
HCL’s Next Gen Green Data Center Methodology revolves around:
Assessment Phase: Using the assessment framework (Green IT Scorecard), an audit of the existing environment is carried out and a line is set for measuring the current energy usage and carbon footprint. Gap analysis and feasibility study are executed to pinpoint activities which can bring about a transformation.
Planning and Design Phase: A road map for green procurement, DC optimization, recycling, and financial and resource planning is created.
Implementation Phase: Specific technologies for data center consolidation, virtualization, power and cooling management, and IT infrastructure management are selected and implemented. During this phase, enterprises can get Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification as well
Through Certified Alliance Partnership Program (CAPP), HCL has partnered with providers who have built data centers in environment-friendly facilities and implemented recent technologies such as high-density racks, ultrasonic humidification, high-efficiency harmonic mitigating transformers (HMT’s), and variable frequency drives (VFDs).This has helped HCL deliver expert support along with clean, affordable energy. Leveraging green data center methodology, HCL has attained close to 80% virtualization for its enterprise customers. By opting for HCL’s Next Gen Green Data Center Methodology, enterprises can expect facility, technology, and management assessment, green procurement, e-waste recycling programs, new data center design, power and cooling management along with reporting, monitoring, and management.