The IT Energy Efficiency Imperative

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The IT Energy Efficiency Imperative

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On behalf of Microsoft’s Environmental Sustainability team I’m pleased to announce the availability of a new whitepaper, “The IT Energy Efficiency Imperative”.

The paper explores the critical importance and substantial benefits of embracing IT energy efficiency in a world where almost every facet of business and society is dependent on IT-based services.   The exponential demand for these IT services is beginning to strain the capacity and cost effectiveness of many organizations’ IT infrastructures.    We show why adopting strong IT energy efficiency principles and practices – from the top of the organization down to the IT pro - can significantly mitigate these challenges and improve the cost effectiveness, capacity and flexibility of tomorrow’s IT infrastructures.

In this paper, we: 

  • Highlight the financial, productivity and environmental benefits of embracing IT energy efficiency.
  • Illustrate why increasing IT resource utilization from today’s low levels offers the most significant energy efficiency gains and why current efforts to improve utilization are failing.
  • Provide motivation and actionable guidance for IT and business decision makers to improve IT energy efficiency and resource utilization through technologies such as cloud computing.

If you are looking to reduce costs and increase the ROI from IT (particularly within data centers), or simply contribute to reducing the environmental impact of IT, please download this onscreen-readable whitepaper and let us know what you think.

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  • Great paper!  It really pulls together the 1E vision - both on the PC side and also in the datacenter.  However, as noted in the paper, there are some defined solutions to a few of the items mentioned.  One example is when you talk about PCs not shutting down due to running apps.  1E's NightWatchman takes that into consideration.  As a strong Microsoft partner and a best-of-breed solution for Microsoft System Center, 1E can fix the issues with centralized PC Power Management that you mention.  Another example, is over-utilized servers in the datacenter, due to non-essential server processing or virtual sprawl.  This is another area where 1E can aid Microsoft in providing a total customer solution with our award-winning NightWatchman Server Edition product.  1E's entire focus is to simply help make IT efficient in energy, cost, and time.  Microsoft customers interested in developing a complete efficiency plan for their IT org, should read through this excellent paper and then check out 1E's products for solutions.

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