Nutanix report shows impact of datacentre models on sustainability

Nutanix, in response to the global climate crisis and the recent energy crisis, has sponsored a report to help business decision-makers minimise energy costs and cut the carbon footprint of their datacentre assets.

Events such as COP27 raised awareness of the need for businesses, across the board, to put sustainability and climate protection at the top of the strategic agenda. However, while the majority are keen to do just that, there is little in the way of objective information when it comes to what the options are, the comparative benefits, and the inherent risks of different approaches. Particularly when it comes to IT infrastructure and the datacentre, which need to be high on the agenda for organisations’ net zero plans to succeed.

Sammy Zoghlami, SVP Nutanix EMEA said, “datacentres and digital infrastructures as a whole account for a substantial share of worldwide energy consumption with a considerable carbon footprint. In EMEA alone datacentres consume over 90TWh per year with an emissions level equivalent to roughly 5.9 million vehicles (27 million tonnes CO²e). Action here can have a huge impact on climate change but must be tempered against the need for businesses to compete effectively in increasingly digital marketplaces. Hence this Nutanix sponsored report examines in detail how different datacentre technologies compare when businesses examine the pros and cons of looking to achieve their climate neutrality goals.”

Key findings include:

  • In comparison to traditional 3-tier IT platforms, next-generation HCI architectures could potentially reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint by roughly 27% per year
  • Across the EMEA region, HCI transformation has the potential to reduce energy consumption by 56.7 TWh and cut emissions by 14.2 million tonnes of CO²e over the period 2022-2025
  • By 2025 a full changeover to HCI across UK datacentres could potentially save 8.1 TWh of energy and 1.8 million tonnes of CO²e, roughly the same as taking 400,000 cars off the road
  • Large-scale co-location datacentres offer a much lower PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) factor than typical on-premise facilities. Switching these to HCI architectures could potentially boost energy saving towards 30-40%
  • Next-generation co-location datacentres could provide access to renewable energy through long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and so contribute to an organisation’s climate neutrality goal without having to invest in CO2 certificates.
  • Businesses planning the move towards an HCI architecture within their own on-premise datacentres should also evaluate next-generation cooling technologies as energy prices rise
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