Decarbonise your datacentre with Hitachi Vantara
Adapting to a sustainable investment environment is essential for meeting environmental targets. But it’s also a challenge, requiring changes to business culture, technology, and processes.
The good news is that Ultima’s partners are passionate about ESG matters too. And a great example of this can be seen with Hitachi Vantara – an organisation that makes storage solutions available to help you meet your social responsibility, lower your running costs, and even accelerate your competitive advantage.
With Ultima and Hitachi Vantara, you can learn how to reduce your energy consumption and CO2 emissions without having to compromise on business performance, efficiency, and growth.
Deconstructing datacentre decarbonisation
Developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy for reducing your data center carbon footprint is a critical but challenging endeavour. Hitachi Vantara uses a data-driven, holistic approach to measure the total datacentre footprint through a detailed understanding of the emission sources.
From initial planning to optimisation, Hitachi leverages real-world sustainability experience, capabilities, and partnerships to provide you with a complete view of data center components and deliver effective datacentre decarbonisation solutions.
Data is increasing exponentially. Datacentres now comprise about 3% of the global electricity supply and account for about 2% of total GHG emissions. Furthermore, energy costs are rising and datacentre managers are looking to incorporate renewable energy sources.
Increasing public pressure and regulations are driving companies to prioritise datacentre environmental sustainability while balancing these ESG commitments with cost and datacentre performance objectives.
Overcoming the challenges
Disparate data sources, data format and quality issues, and the timeliness of data make even basic reporting a challenge. When reports are available, they are often too high-level and hide opportunities for carbon reduction impact.
An effective datacentre decarbonisation plan must involve IT management, datacentre/facilities management and sustainability management. Facility managers focus on building and mechanical, power supply, and power equipment sustainability efforts, while IT managers focus on IT infrastructure sustainability, application efficiency and operational change management. Sustainability and datacentre leaders are working to ensure that sustainability solutions address all these cross-functional elements and span the entire carbon footprint.
Industry leaders want an integrated platform that supports their collective decarbonisation efforts and allows groups to collectively set measurable targets, monitor progress to goals, engage in scenario planning, and report results to internal and external stakeholders.
With Ultima and Hitachi Vantara, you can prove your sustainability credentials through the entire lifecycle of your products. All while fulfilling your corporate responsibilities and saving costs.