Monitoring Software Sustainability: Pioneering a Greener Future for Data Centres
For many businesses, sustainability is an increasing concern, with so many creating programmes of work and projects committed to creating a greener future.
Apart from the usual recycling bins and bicycle schemes, many are turning to their data centres to reduce their OpEx and reduce their carbon footprint.
And for good reason too.
By modernising your data centre, you have the potential to improve sustainability by up to 70% according to this recent whitepaper from Schneider.
At Advanced Power Technology (APT), we not only recognise this challenge but embrace it wholeheartedly, endeavouring to provide innovative, sustainable solutions for data centres.
With our extensive track record in designing, installing, and managing data centres, we are committed to reshaping the industry’s future and the sustainability of your business.
This blog delves deep into the mounting call for sustainability within data centres, bolstered by recent survey findings and our comprehensive, holistic approach to sustainability through the implementation of cutting-edge power and cooling solutions.
The global call for sustainability has been gaining momentum for some time, transcending borders and industries. Everyone wants to do their bit.
In this surge, data centres stand as a significant piece of the puzzle, where the need for sustainability is pronounced. Companies and governments around the world are recognising the importance of minimising their environmental impact.
At APT, we’re keenly aware of the pivotal role that data centres play in this transformative landscape. Our commitment to designing and providing efficient, sustainable data centres aligns seamlessly with the sustainability aspirations of our clients.
Recent revelations from the comprehensive Sustainability at the Edge Report illuminate the current state of sustainability in data centres, spotlighting areas where monitoring software can instigate substantive positive changes.
The report surveys a wide selection of businesses in a range of industries to understand the current position of their sustainability efforts in relation to their IT Infrastructure.
They found that nearly all companies surveyed agreed that their IT systems needed to be more sustainable, and are looking to create sustainability programs that address this within the next year.
Many of them are driven by a need to improve their carbon footprint, but also save money on energy wastage thanks to inefficient systems.
But, one of the key issues highlighted in this report is the ability to implement monitoring systems to track the progress of their new systems.
This is absolutely essential as it not only provides businesses with a real time view of the effectiveness of their more efficient, modernised systems, it also proves return on investment and allows you to monitor for any weaknesses and address them before they become a problem.
These findings underscore the critical need to address sustainability concerns in the data centre industry urgently. Let’s look a little closer at monitoring software.
Within the realm of sustainable data centres, monitoring software assumes a pivotal role. It serves as the linchpin for tracking and improving sustainability metrics, along with reducing risks of down time or system issues.
One essential concept highlighted as a solution in the report, and something that we offer at Advanced Power Technologies, is Datacenter Infrastructure Management (DCIM), which provides real-time insights into data centre operations, enabling data centre operators to make informed decisions that lead to more reliable and sustainable systems.
Not only does this give you all the information and metrics needed to ensure you’re achieving your sustainability goals, it helps to report on ROI (return on investment) and highlight any potential threats to your IT Infrastructure too.
So, you’ll have a greener, more reliable and more efficient system guaranteed.
With the right monitoring and management software in place, you’ll be able to monitor key metrics, including that most important to sustainability : Energy efficiency.
Due to the fact that these data centres and infrastructures require constant energy, managing and tailoring your usage is key to efficiency and effectiveness.
Here at Advanced Power Technologies, we offer innovative, tailored solutions that optimise energy efficiency, not only reducing energy bills but also shrinking your carbon footprint and reinforcing your commitment to sustainability.
At APT, our commitment to sustainability extends beyond the initial design phase, which is also essential to developing sustainable, efficient data centres.
After creating your data centres, we actively support sustainability efforts throughout the entire lifecycle of your data centre.
Our recommendations span a multitude of facets, ranging from data centre design and construction to ongoing operational efficiency. Monitoring software emerges as a critical component of these recommendations, allowing you to track and manage energy consumption, cooling systems, and overall data centre performance.
By working with us and embracing the power of monitoring software, you can significantly mitigate your environmental impact while simultaneously enhancing operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
If you’d like to find out more about how we can support you, get in touch with a member of our expert team today.
With sustainability on the agenda for almost every business out there, it’s key that you take a look at your data centres, and how monitoring and management systems could benefit you.
Advanced Power Technologies are highly experienced in delivering cutting-edge monitoring software solutions and a comprehensive, holistic approach to constructing greener, more sustainable data centres.
Our commitment to facilitating a more sustainable data centre future has led us to work with a range of clients who now benefit from more sustainable and reliable data centre management. Visit our case studies section to find out more.
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