IT Professional Services (ITPS) has helped Newcastle-based Eaga plc to make its own contribution to global energy conservation with the supply of the latest in energy-saving server and data storage technology.
Energy efficiency company Eaga naturally had energy-saving high on its agenda when it was looking to update its information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.
Darren Ankers, infrastructure manager at Eaga, said: “Basically we had a wide range of hardware and operating systems that, although reasonably efficient, were relatively elderly and were not delivering optimum performance and were not future-proofed.” Gateshead-based information technology services firm ITPS was commissioned to apply its expertise to help review Eaga’s existing infrastructure against a set of key parameters, one of which was energy consumption.
By examining the requirements in detail against the existing framework, ITPS consultants came up with a solution centred around a multi-faceted approach, based on a series of Intel-based blade centres housed at Eaga plc headquarters, and linked to a sophisticated, high performance Storage Area Network.
“With energy prices having risen to nearly 23 cents per kilowatt hour in London, 15 cents per kilowatt hour in New York City and 21 cents per kilowatt hour in Tokyo, many within the industry like Eaga plc are urgently exploring ways to reduce the volume of energy consumed by their ICT systems,” said George Galloway, ITPS sales manager.
“The equipment that we have supplied to Eaga plc uses up to 24% less energy than that of its nearest competitor.
“By adopting this technology, businesses can now drastically reduce energy consumption and energy-related expenditure.”