4D's CEO, Jack Bedell-Pearce, gives his top tips on how to be greener with your IT equipment.
Transcription of the video is below:
1. Electricals and lighting
"If you’re serious about green tech, check if you're using fluorescent or incandescent lights in your comms room. If so, consider an upgrade to LED lights, an energy saving alternative. Take, for example, an older air conditioning system which is 8-9 years old- this might be upgraded to a water-cooled system or an adiabatic cooling system.
2. Existing hardware
It may be worth taking a review of your current IT hardware. If your servers are over 5-6 years old or the performance is on the slower side, you could upgrade to something with a more efficient CPU. Alternatively, there’s the option of a private cloud solution where you can virtualise all of your legacy servers into Virtual Machines (VMs).
3. Colocate your hardware in a data centre
Data centres already have the most eco-friendly systems in place, and they can also help you with the migration from legacy hardware into VMs. One of the other many benefits of colocation is savings you can make in power and maintenance which you would otherwise incur if colocating hardware on-premises.
For more information on the benefits of colocation, or to seek advice, contact one of our experts."