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Their IT environment was spiraling out of control and turning highly environmentally unfriendly – running 26 ERP instances for every issue, supported by nine data centers. It had to stop.
Our client’s IT environment was spiraling out of control and turning highly environmentally unfriendly – running 26 ERP instances for every issue, supported by nine data centers.
Why is this a significant problem?
- Only 40 percent of electricity coming into a data center is used to run workloads. The rest is wasted through cooling UPS and other secondary systems
- The average utilization of servers in a standard distributed computing environment is anywhere between 5 – 10 percent. Therefore, 90 percent of electricity used in running servers is actually wasted
Why is the problem challenging?
- The system’s entire landscape had to be rationalized along with another 122 processes.
- Leveraging a public cloud was a no-go for mission-critical applications, as customers needed to know where their data was and when it would be transferred
- A private cloud with two T3 super hubs to provision both software- and infrastructure-as-a-service was deployed across 35 of our clients’ operating companies to consolidate data centers
- This was leveraged to support 50 percent of their enterprise clients effectively
- The nine data centers were consolidated into two, cutting IT infrastructure costs by 30 percent
- 1,000 servers were eliminated, reducing CO2 emissions by 16,800 tons (the equivalent of taking 3,350 cars off the road)
- Our client achieved a milestone on their journey to meet their 2050 goal – reduce total energy consumption by 87.5 percent