BLUE PLANiT GmbH launches a new sustainable economic program for RZ Idstein climate protection has arrived on everyone’s lips and at the latest with the CeBit 2008 as a topic of IT in the public perception. n this. Technical papers and congresses around the keyword Green IT\”arguing almost daily to the attention of the industry and piece by piece the knowledge prevails in the affected, operator sooner or later serious must tackle the Professional Computing Center with the theme. After the debate on environmental responsibility has long captured areas such as aviation or the automotive industry, IT passes successively in the radar of public perception. The facts overwhelmingly take the permission of the burgeoning debate: the number of installed servers will grow by 50% by 2010. So also the power consumption and CO2 emissions. With energy-efficient technologies worldwide, a total of 21 TWh or 13.6 million tons of CO2 can be saved from 2007 to 2010. Operators of data centers could save this way until 2010 a total 2.5 billion euros in electricity costs.
Operators of data centers will have to learn to deal not only with the foreseeable public justification print a topic that is often underestimated by the marketing departments the economic necessity of fundamental RZ reforms will increase with each newly installed server. Considering the manufacturer offerings on the topic of Green IT, as operators so the impression arises that it is primarily a sales promotion tool for energy-efficient hardware. But the economic, ecological, and socio-political problems of the next years can be solved with this piecemeal approach?