IBM is making a significant announcement today in an effort to help data centers become more environmentally friendly, and in turn optimize organizations' IT and facilities costs.
IBM is going to redirect $1 billion per year across our various businesses to increase the level of energy efficiency in IT, including products and services for both IBM and our clients to sharply reduce data center energy consumption.
In short, we're trying to help turn blue data centers to green.
As our press release points out, the savings for doing so are significant: an average 25,000 square foot data center should be able to achieve a 42 percent energy savings with this effort, equating to a reduction in 7,439 carbon emissions per year.IDC tells us that currently, roughly 50 cents is spent on energy for every dollar of computer hardware, increasingly an inhibitor to business growth.
This IBM energy action plan is intended to help organizations around the globe make their data centers more fully utilized while at the same time more energy efficient.
View the full press kit to get all the details here.