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What we do to save the polar caps

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.

What we do to save the polar caps

The problem

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

The solution

  • 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 impact

  • 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

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