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Data Center World 2022
Avoiding CO2 Emissions In Long Term Data Storage
Rich Gadomski (Technology Evangelist, FUJIFILM Recording Media, USA, Inc.)
Date: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 10:00 am - 10:50 am
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Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management
Session Type: Session
Vault Recording: TBD
Audience Level: All
Improving sustainability of operations is a strategic imperative for business leaders across all industries as we witness the continuing negative impacts of climate change and global warming. IT operations are no exception and the pressure is on to evaluate storage and compute resources with sustainability objectives in mind. Significant progress has been made with the adoption of energy efficient servers and virtualization. Nevertheless, energy consumption continues to escalate in the face of exponential data growth and rapidly evolving digital transformation. A significant opportunity exists to accelerate sustainability progress by reducing the waste of resources and ensuring that maximum value is realized from IT infrastructure investments. For example, long term data storage of cold and inactive data using modern tape systems can reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions and electronic waste. Studies show that long term data storage on tape systems consume 87% less energy and produce 87% less CO2 emissions than equivalent amounts of HDD storage. Case study content to be shared from Microsoft Azure.
- 60 to 80% of data quickly becomes cold and inactive after just 30 to 90 days
- Keeping cold and inactive data on energy intensive storage tiers that require cooling is a waste of energy resources
- Intelligent data management that optimizes storage tiering can lower TCO, energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions