Green IT Survey by Net App India

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Monday, May 26, 2008:  According to a new survey by NetApp, a majority of companies believe that the power utilities should provide an incentive on net savings achieved on power consumption in data centres. Delhi based companies see this as most important, with 77 per cent of respondents wanting 10 per cent or more of the power consumption savings as incentives; Mumbai follows with 66 per cent respondents wanting this incentive; followed by Bengaluru with 62 per cent.

Reduction in energy costs is the key driver of Green IT for 36 per cent of all respondents, according to the finding, and 25 per cent believe that simplification of IT infrastructure is the key driver, while environmental concerns top the list for only 23 per cent of respondents. And, 11 per cent of the respondents gave priority to savings in real estate requirements (to host IT assets at a data centre) as the key driver of Green IT.

The 'Green IT' survey conducted in India also finds 40 per cent respondents believe that server consolidation can significantly reduce power consumption in data centres, while 27 per cent believe that storage efficiency can curtail data centre power consumption. Thirty-two per cent of respondents who recommend server consolidation also believe storage efficiency can have a significant impact on power consumption.

Around 28 per cent of the respondents admit that they have not yet measured power, cooling and space costs in their data centres, whereas 19 per cent say that power, cooling and space eats up over 20 per cent of their IT budgets. Twenty-six per cent put this figure at 10-20 per cent of the IT budget, while 22 per cent respondents put it at 5-10 per cent.