To reduce their carbon footprint, companies need visibility and information on the sustainability and efficiency of their operations. NetApp is addressing this by launching a portfolio of products and services that enable customers to achieve their business and sustainability goals, including data management and archiving.
“We are convinced that today’s global energy challenges require innovative solutions and are strongly committed to continuing the development of energy efficient technologies and solutions to enable our customers to significantly reduce their carbon footprint.”, points out George Kurian, CEO of NetApp. The company has developed various tools, starting with “BlueXP”. This provides energy usage reports with dashboards that enable companies to make decisions about critical data migration to balance business needs and carbon efficiency.
With its “Cloud Tiering”, NetApp allows companies to automatically and easily migrate rarely used data. This tool reduces the amount of “the raw storage needed through deduplication, compression and compaction.” Users of this software, specializing in mid-range storage, reduce their emissions by 56.3 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
Other solutions offered by NetApp enable companies to generate savings. The “Cloud Data Sense” data classification solution can help IT organizations reduce storage costs and improve durability, “for example by identifying cold data that resides locally and can be moved to the cloud to reduce energy used in the data center “. Likewise, “NetApp Harvest 2.0” and the “ONTAP Grafana” dashboard provide real-time information on the energy consumption of NetApp hardware.
In addition, NetApp’s “Active IQ (AIQ)” allows the customer to calculate the total cost of ownership of data stored locally, while the “CTP Cloud Tiering” tool calculates the savings generated by migrating to the cloud.