GREEN DATA CENTER METHODOLOGY
Automation, along with its many promises, also carries stigmas, preconceptions and misconceptions that are frequently overlooked. Read this newsletter to be aware and prepared for some of the pitfalls that lie ahead.
CHALLENGES WE ADDRESS
Data usage is proliferating at an unprecedented rate. Almost every transaction, entry, behaviour, conversation, and click is stored and analysed. Data from, not only your computers but also from your smartphone, tablet, car, email, comments and even your twitter feeds are sitting on servers managed either by you or by one of the leading GSI partners like HCL. As a consequence, we are witnessing an insatiable demand for more and more storage and processing power each passing day.
Enterprises, in order to deal with this heavy usage of data build their own infrastructure and later buy space from a nearby data center, when they eventually run out of space. This can prove to be a very costly affair. data center Nowadays enterprises are waking up to the fact that data centers consume a lot of energy. This has got IT leaders to start thinking about the impact of this heavy consumption on the environment.
So what can you do? How can you control your enterprise’s data storage and processing needs while not only keeping your costs low but also preventing your customers from worrying about doing business with someone who is slowly killing the planet?
HCL has the answer to the above mentioned challenge, HCL’S NEXT GEN GREEN DATA CENTER METHODOLOGY. eryone where HCL views Green initiatives as an enterprise wide endeavor. We also understand that Green goals can be set in two ways, either through a top down approach or through a bottoms up one. If we adopt the former, we first set green goals at an enterprise level and then move downwards. And in the latter, we set the goals at an IT level and progress towards an enterprise wide green initiative.
Both approaches, which will eventually lead to green business processes and a green workplace, will definitely see a convergence of green goals across the enterprise. Hence it is imperative that CIOs realize that green initiatives move beyond just energy efficiency and reduction of carbon footprint, and that they should look at greater opportunities for IT to enable business processes to become lean and thin.
GREEN DATA CENTER METHODOLOGY
- Assessment Phase powered by our unique DGQ Service
Create a baseline of energy usage and carbon footprint of the current environment using HCL’s assessment framework (Green IT Scorecard) which is used to audit the existing environment. This is followed by Gap analysis and Feasibility study to identify transformational activities, perform impact analysis and assess cost structure.
- Planning and Design Phase
Develop a detailed roadmap for specific Green IT initiatives like green procurement, DC optimization, recycling, financial and resource planning.
- Implementation Phase
Choose and implement specific technologies for data center consolidation, virtualization, power and cooling management, IT infrastructure management. This phase would also involve enabling an enterprise to get LEED certified.
At HCL through our CAPP program we have established partnership with world class data center hosting service providers who have built data centers from ground up in environment friendly facilities and implemented newer technologies like high density racks, ultrasonic humidification, high efficiency harmonic mitigating transformers (HMT’s), variable frequency drives (VFD’s). This has greatly helped us in delivering expert support along with clean & low cost energy. Good for your data, Good for your bottom line and good for the planet.
Our approach of measuring the success of green data center initiatives look at factors like the degree of adoption of key initiatives such as data center transformation strategy, data center virtualization and data center consolidation etc., with cloud computing as its key tenants. This has helped our customers quickly achieve their organization wide green goals and also to not limit themselves from reducing their carbon footprint. Leading Cloud architectures with as-a-service consumption models have brought value adds like automation, multi-tenancy to the table. Delivery models like pay-per-use and self-service management is a reality now and has been successful in reshaping today’s enterprise and making them future ready green enterprises. As of today we have attained an average of 75-80% virtualization for our enterprise customers via our green data center methodology which has, been the cornerstone for their green IT initiatives and impacted their business in a significant way.
What You Can Expect
- Facility Assessment, Technology Assessment and Management Assessment
- Green Procurement
- E-waste recycling program
- Designing a new data center
- Power and Cooling Management
- Reporting, Monitoring and Management
- End-to-End Services
- Near-shore Co-Location Solutions
- Business Continuity Planning
- Data Center transformation Solution
- Cloud Computing and Mainframe Management Services