Storage devices, servers, and storage applications are some of the additional data storage equipment used by corporate data centers. Although, this storage approach utilizes greater amount of electricity as well as harder working operation of the HVAC system, there will be a minimal, yet additional damage to the environment.
The good thing is there are strategies that IT companies can do in order to minimize this damaging data storage.
Environment-friendly Data Storage Approach
Here are the ways on how to store data technically but in a more environment-friendly way:
1-Analyze the vendor’s environmental studies
Conducting a review of the vendor’s environmental studies should be conducted by the IT management. This is more necessary if the storage approach is using a cloud storage vendor. Moroever, the management should also have an idea on the process of the cloud storage vendor in reducing its environmental effect.
2-Utilization of renewable energy
Wind, solar, and hydropower are examples of renewable energy and it must be used if ever possible. The importance of this applies regardless if the company is a single corporate data center or making use of cloud vendor servicing multiple of data centers.
3-Rule out unused dark data
Only maintain the data that are necessary for your business. Also, keep those data that you need for political concerns or compliance.