Exponential data growth leads to greater storage needs. The traditional approach of adding more disks and storage systems satisfies demand, but also increases power, cooling and space requirements.
NetApp helps tame power consumption with a simple equation: Subtract machines and disks, thereby reducing support, space, people, and service costs. Our 8-point strategy for fighting storage power consumption uses technology to tackle power consumption and growth at its source by incorporating the 10 NetApp Techniques for improving data centre power efficiency.
Beyond consolidating data onto fewer systems with high-capacity hard disk drives, NetApp also applies proprietary FlexVol®, FlexClone®, Snapshot™ and deduplication technologies to boost storage utilisation. We’ve got our own NetApp IT Success Story based on the deployment of our own energy-efficient products.
In addition to power consumption, green IT also encompasses product design, manufacture, use and disposal that’s consistent with our Supplier Responsibility Programme and environmental certifications. With a system recycling rate above 99%, we have diverted millions of pounds of expired equipment from landfills.