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Green computing saves money and the planet

ENVIRONNEMENT

Historically, information systems have always grown as a series of successive layers, built up as your business needs changed and technology advanced: to the point where they already account for a carbon footprint equivalent that of the civil aviation industry. But tomorrow’s environmental and cost imperatives will change all that. With the continuous growth in the need for computing capacity, the likely explosion in the cost per kWh and the emergence of regulatory constraints, the energy consumption of IT systems will be an essential issue.

The Bio Data Center meets future challenges
Tomorrow’s Data Center will have to reconcile three key, interrelated factors. It will need to be flexible enough to adapt to very rapid changes in business, deliver the level of performance that users expect, and minimize its energy consumption. As a pioneer in Green IT, Bull has designed its Bio Data Center™ offering, which provides the answer to this challenge. A highly pragmatic approach, enriched by Bull’s extensive experience, the Bio Data Center is a unique and comprehensive range of technologies, tools and services (consolidation, virtualization, systems administration, automated control…). It is based around three key principles: meeting agreed service levels by automating processes; effectively optimizing Data Center topology; and reducing the carbon footprint. Managed according to these fundamental rules, the Bio Data Center quite naturally forms an integral part of its physical and business environment. Because it is more flexible, optimized and greener, the Bio Data Center creates room for maneuver within a strict budget and energy supply constraints.

Pragmatic solutions from this point forward
In order to deliver cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solutions for its customers, Bull has also gathered around it a network of partners who are themselves resolutely committed to promoting greener computing, such as Intel and SAP for enterprise applications. Bull is also the exclusive distributor in Europe for the Data Center automation solutions provided by American software publisher Cassatt, which help reduce operating costs and even enable best-in-class ‘Cloud Computing’ technologies to be implemented with the enterprise itself. And finally, along with Schneider Electric, Bull has launched an innovative Data Center energy audit offering. In the space of just a few weeks, this enables customers to identify areas where they may be wasting money, and establish concrete areas for improvement. The result is a precise plan for optimizing the Data Center and reducing operating costs by as much as 30%. By combining flexibility, performance and energy conservation, the Data Center is well placed to support businesses as they transform themselves, while at the same time addressing today’s major financial and environmental challenges.

NEXT

Bull’s commitment to working with you. As part of the NEXT >> program from Bull, find out more about a pragmatic roadmap to help you reduce the cost of running your Data Center by up to 30%, while also improving its performance. Request an interview with a Bull consultant, to find out how an energy audit, virtualization or service quality management could help your organization achieve rapid ROI.