Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 26 - Page 83

FINAL WORD offer maximum potential . Deploying circular IT methodologies represents the third action on a threestage tier for data centers keen to deliver on their environmental tech promises .
First came the imperative drive to dramatically cut data centers ’ operating energy efficiency overheads and reliance on fossil fuels through energy efficiency programs and by opting for other power sources such as renewable . Second came deliberations on redesign of data center waste by-products from utilization activities such as Energy Reuse Effectiveness ( ERE ) rechannelling the output heat generated from vast IT cooling operations for alternate heat supply .
And now in the third stage of IT ’ s response , attention on the environmental aspects of data centers is turning towards creation of true and sustainable circular economies for data center hardware equipment usage that will dramatically improve and assist with the wider IT industry ’ s sustainability efforts . Adherence to circular purchasing models will also address areas such as developing recycled IT infrastructures and at the same time , will cut the wait times for supply-chain shortages through effective reuse of the IT equipment . Returning to the earlier point about the decline of vendor-led arbitrary buying cycles , most IT leaders now appreciate that data center hardware , typically storage , servers and networking hardware equipment , can – with the right support partner , warranties and software in place easily continue to be supported for an additional five years at a minimum . This is possible through post-
Attention on the environmental aspects of data centers is turning towards creation of true and sustainable circular economies for data center hardware equipment usage .
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