Our Green Initiative
Compellent: Greening the Data Center
by Lawrence E Aszmann, Chief Technology Officer Compellent Technologies― April 22, 2009
A recent Gartner, Inc survey indicates that while recession-related cutbacks will have effects across all projects, most organizations will maintain the priority of green IT initiatives. Overall, more than one-third of the 620 respondents anticipated spending more than 15 percent of their IT capital budgets on green IT projects.
With Compellent, ‘going green’ doesn’t require big-budgets. In the spirit of Earth Day, I’d like to point out that Compellent offers a proven, affordable, one-of-a-kind proposition in energy savings. Thin provisioningprovides as-you-grow scalability and eliminates the need to over-purchase and over-power unused disk space. Advanced storage virtualization can cut power and cooling costs for our customers up to 93 percent. Boot from SAN capabilities reduce power draw by eliminating the need for internal server disks, and we offer carbon and energy savings reports through Enterprise Managerto guide green IT strategies.
Environmental responsibility is more than just meeting superficial standards for corporate stamps of approval – it is the quest for quantifiable, significant results. We recently shared the storiesof two of our customers who have used Compellent to realize sizeable green benefits. Using storage virtualization, ROEL Construction was able to reduce its cooling load from 4.5 to 1.5 tons and reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent. GreenWaste Recovery cut physical hardware in half and reduced paper consumption by 60 percent by virtualizing CRM, e-mail and productivity tools on Compellent storage.
And it’s not just our customers that are noticing Compellent’s green edge; Computerworld named Compellent one of the Top 12 Green-IT vendorsin 2009.
At Compellent, we are committed to giving our customers the tools to efficiently green their businesses in the IT department and beyond; from eliminating excessive hardware footprints to slashing data center energy use. Let us help green your data center, starting with the storage.