What does “Eco” Really Stand for?

Sun Inner Circle — May/June 2009: New Eco Innovations. From Sun’s CIO, Bob Worrall…Reads like an Annual Report vs. an update on Sun’s “eco” initiative.

We have achieved extensive savings within our corporate datacenters by pursuing our focused efforts around eco computing. Specifically, in the last nine months, through consolidation and closure of three datacenters, we’ve seen some pretty remarkable savings.  Here are some of the numbers:

  • Reduction of square footage requirements of 79%
  • Number of servers reduced by 44%
  • CO2 metric tons reduced by over 50%
  • Power consumption reduced by nearly 60%

Nothing entirely new here, but to the savvy CIO,  “Eco” stands for both being ecologically friendly and economically sound, as they realize that “Going Green” is good for the environment and for driving return on investment in their data center infrastructure.

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