Here are just a few of the ways we’re working to make Verizon green cloud computing energy efficient:
Whether you deploy one server or 10,000, take advantage of the efficiencies of Verizon’s advanced IT infrastructure. An army of engineers ensures that Verizon’s technology provides a stable and high-performance platform for customers’ applications while maintaining the right balance of energy consumption and reducing environmental impact.
Most organizations have an IT infrastructure located in a data center, and servers represent a significant portion of data center energy consumption — 40 percent of the total according to the EPA. Servers can be inefficient — the average runs around 8 to 15 percent CPU utilization, yet uses roughly the same power as it would running at full load. Server virtualization is key in the quest to right-size computing infrastructure and reducing power consumption. Green data centers can effectively run multiple workloads on the same physical server or across physical servers, achieving consolidation ratios typically in the 10:1 range, increasing server utilization upward of 70 percent. With the launch of its Infinistructure® platform in 2005, Verizon Terremark was an early pioneer in providing managed services on virtualized infrastructure. Today the Verizon green cloud computing platform provides the benefits and efficiencies of virtualization to any IT department. Key benefits include:
Verizon incorporates energy-efficient strategies into the design, construction and operation of its data centers. These elements include: