Paving Way for A Green IT Environment

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Paving Way for A Green IT Environment

Technology enabled business world has paved way for a tech savvy customer and globalized
organizations. The widespread branches of the business always challenges the organization in
maintaining efficiency in managing its the various resources, communicating, accessing information and
maintaining comfortable budget while ensuring high profit returns. However, technological innovations
itself paved way organizations to overcome such hurdles.

The demands for better products and services are standard requirements from the customers. To meet
such demands in an aggressively competitive world, organizations tend to spend more for upgrading of IT
infrastructure and networking facilities. However, it needs to be understood that increase in the IT
infrastructure also leads to more carbon footing of the organization. To provide cleaner and safer
environment, most organizations have taken steps for a Green IT environment. The technological
innovations in this direction have also given rise to the concept of cloud computing services.

Green Computing or Green IT as it is popularly called, is the movement taken up by IT industry towards a
more environmental friendly and cost-effective use of power and production in technology. At the core,
green IT aims to increase the bottom line investment of the organizations by converting the existing
structures and systems to a more conservative mode of operation. Some of the methods used for green
computing include virtualization, telecommuting, mobile workforce, colocation hosting services in the
datacenters as well as power management by using energy efficient computing devices.

The managed service provider of data centres allow colocation hosting wherein the client organizations
can make use of the datacenters to collocate their dedicated hosting servers. The cloud computing
services on the other hand refers to computing as a service with sharing of resources, software and
information over a secure network. Though working on a broader concept of data center environment,
cloud computing offers faster functionality, manageability and lesser maintenance of servers, storage and
networking components, thus enabling organizations to meet the fluctuating and ever-changing demands
of the customers.

Most cloud computing service providers offer their services based on any of the three fundamental
models - infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), or software as a service (SaaS).
The leading service providers however in their offer of Enterprise Platform as a Service (EPaaS) and
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for their clientele, provide computing and storage and enterprise
platform for testing environments. Cloud computing empowers the end users by facilitating control over
the resources, paves way for cost reduction and provides an anytime access to the resources,
irrespective of device and location

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