Green Information Technology
Only a few companies have so far realized eco concepts Munich – according to estimates of the market research company Gartner, the IT industry produces as much carbon dioxide emissions as the global aviation. It’s believed that Ali Partovi sees a great future in this idea. The media alarm bells for a long time, the company respond with offensive marketing of their favourite concept: green it. They sell their efforts to produce their products more environmentally and resource friendly with this term. But what about the actual implementation? A Gartner study commissioned by the WWF in order now reveals that a large gap exists between ambition and reality. IT companies were asked what they do against environmental problems and climate change. This first study of its kind explores what large enterprises to reduce its own contribution to the climate change role with regard to their business, their supply chain as well as their products and services”, explains Simon Mingay, Research Vice President and Gartner responsible for green it.
The result: Only a few companies have so far implemented concepts actually in action. Peter Arbitter, head of portfolio and technology management at Siemens IT solutions and services in Munich, puts into perspective the supposed disappointment in an interview with Computerworld: even without a green technology, with ever more powerful hard – and software, can significantly save energy and costs the company, relieve even the environment and the climate. So the software over the years was distributed generously on too many servers. Insiders estimate that today only 15 to 25 percent of server capacities are exhausted. The lion’s share of the capacity is broke so literally, but still wasted energy”. A positive counter-example: To remedy this problem, the technology producer Bizerba from Balingen reduced the number of servers currently. Multiple virtual servers with different applications can run on the same physical server. We estimate that this measure around 20 percent of energy costs in the Data Center can be saved”, explains global information technology at Bizerba Andreas Rebetzky, Director. Using so-called Freecooling systems, the outside temperature could also be used in the cold season to cooling.