It’s been over a period of three decades now that IT industry has made its impact on every other industrial sector. Nevertheless, organizations still look forward to new technological developments and innovations which would provide them with IT infrastructure and software applications to help them stand fast in face of the aggressive competition.
It’s been over a period of three decades now that IT industry has made its impact on every other industrial sector. Nevertheless, organizations still look forward to new technological developments and innovations which would provide them with IT infrastructure and software applications to help them stand fast in face of the aggressive competition. Today with a number of already existing applications running on many servers across the networked corporate environment, the need for new IT innovations is on the lines of a greener IT revolution. Understanding the effect of carbon footprints has led IT giants work towards a greener and safer environment.
However, organizations tend look at the green IT initiatives by most of the leading IT giants not just for green thinking but also to achieve better returns on their investment. Improvements in technology will help organizations in terms of achieving energy efficiency and power savings but require investments as leveraging existing infrastructure setups in data center may not be feasible. The development of zero-emission data centers, with ultrasonic humidification, transformers with harmonic mitigation ability and variable frequency drives will provide a good measure of green IT initiatives.
Strategies for data center changes include data center consolidation initiatives with colocation hosting, relocating data centers to cheaper locations, redesigning and upgrading of data center environment. Besides these, use of cloud computing services and virtualization as part of application hosting functions help organizations handle the power management and storage management of data centers.
As technological changes came through, the leading IT service providers have worked out comprehensive solutions to handle the cloud computing services for the large enterprises as well as small and medium enterprises. These service providers help the enterprises to unravel the competencies and capabilities of cloud engagements. Further their cloud portfolio includes cloud assessment, implementation, migration and an enterprise management platform for private, public or hybrid cloud environments.
The increasing demand for Cloud computing services is because of its on-demand availability and convenient model for network access, with significant reductions in expenses. Features like storage availability and high automation eradicates concerns about application upgrading and offers enterprises with better reliability, mobility, greater elasticity in management of data besides enabling anywhere, anytime data access. Cloud computing thus poses a radical approach to data management and IT support services in a green IT environment. This can be handled locally at the enterprises workstations or via the corporate network or through data centers or dedicated hosting services.