Firms targeted by green datacentre initiative


Firms targeted by green datacentre initiative

Antony Savvas

The Business Performance Management (BPM) Forum has launched the Lean & Green initiative to promote green datacentres among CIOs.

The Lean & Green programme is designed to "create a body of intellectual capital around the issues and opportunities presented by green computing, along with ways to address the accelerating energy demands and rampant waste of the datacentre, and methods to increase IT yield and data productivity", said the BPM Forum.

Donovan Neale-May, executive director of the BPM Forum, said, "Lean & Green will examine all facets of this critical issue of environmental computing, foster communication, and disseminate reliable information that executives need to make a positive impact on their companies and on the environment."

Underpinning the initiative is a white paper that offers a discussion of current challenges and the resources available to address them: Lean & Green-Taming the Data Center Colossus: How to Achieve Dramatic Environmental and Business Benefits.

This brief reveals the datacentre's rapidly expanding power consumption and its potential consequences if unchecked.

The paper presents a number of computing alternatives for lowering power consumption even with current systems, along with evaluating innovative power-sparing architectures and calculating their business benefits.

The Lean & Green programme has also commissioned a survey to question IT professionals over the way forward on green datacentres.

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