SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ — TrendPoint Systems, a leader in data center energy management solutions, today announced a four-point plan aimed at dramatically reducing energy costs and carbon emissions at data centers. A recent study by McKinsey & Co. predicted that data centers will surpass the airline industry as the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 and called for data centers to double their energy efficiency by 2012. TrendPoint projects that by implementing only a part of its plan –Â ocused on managing cooling costs — data centers can reduce energy cooling costs by a third or more.
The four point plan from TrendPoint provides a comprehensive approach for actively monitoring and managing energy use in data centers in order to help companies tackle this urgent problem. The plan will enable companies to set and manage energy budgets at the user and departmental level, allowing them to comply with proposed regulations on energy emissions, such as those slated for enforcement in the Western United States and Canadian Provinces by 2012. This group has established the Western Climate Initiative to follow the lead of the U.K. and other European countries in establishing “cap and trade” regulations on energy use. Businesses that comply will be able to trade their energy savings on the open market in an “energy exchange.”
An interesting announcement from TrendPoint, I’ll need to take a look. Interestingly, the carbon footprint of your organization in terms of operations, your IT and the Data Center, seem to be a topic of debate amongst some data center managers.
I know one of my colleagues was talking about how they get ready to report their energy usage (and in doing so) the carbon footprint of their data center – in particular how annoying they had found it when trying to get specific energy for all the different components within the data center.
Anything TrendPoint and other vendors/service providers can do to improve energy efficiency in the data center has to be a good thing, particularly as the data center becomes an ever important part of the IT infrastructure and your business.
Category: Data Center