Achieving Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Goals with Dell PowerEdge
- January 25, 2023
Driving Advancements in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Digital transformation goes hand in hand with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Today, in a BCG survey, more than 60% of respondents list ESG factors as a primary focus when prioritizing digital initiatives. Digital transformation is a key priority across the globe, but considering how to do that sustainably and responsibly is essential.
Energy efficiency is one important factor in ESG initiatives. Data Centers today account for nearly 4% of global electricity consumption. Data centers in European Union countries alone used 42% more terawatt-hours in 2018 than in 2010, according to a 2020 EU Commission study. And the outlook for edge data centers is 6x increased energy usage by 2025. Many countries are putting new energy efficiency requirements in place due to the growth in power consumption. Energy efficiency is a key part of modernization.
Organizations around the world need to reduce the environmental impact of their digital transformation. Dell Technologies has a strong commitment to sustainability to help our customers to do just that.
Understanding power usage is the first step in reducing consumption. The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) and OpenManage Enterprise (OME) Power Manager give organizations control and understanding of server energy and heat. The foundation of a successful strategy to drive down costs and lower carbon footprint begins with monitoring power usage. New PowerEdge servers have 70% thermal sensors embedded in each server, giving administrators visibility to inform usage decisions and manage energy use. With OME Power Manager and the built-in iDRAC, organizations can proactively and confidently measure and control energy distribution and capture cost savings by modeling and changing processor settings anywhere, anytime.
Smart Cooling in PowerEdge servers provides improved air flow and thermal design to manage energy and consumption and cooling requirements. Air or liquid cooling options match customer data center needs. High-performance fans and new CPU heatsinks systems maintain optimal temperatures without using excess energy. PowerEdge design innovations to improve air movement and cooling also include multiple fan options for optimum air flow, “T-shaped” mother boards, an updated bezel for improved air flow and right-sized power supplies.
“Clearly, new solutions are required to deploy infrastructure into expanding areas like AI [artificial intelligence], edge and cloud – and it has to be done in a sustainable, energy-efficient and cost-effective way,” according to Rajesh Pohani, Dell Technologies Vice President of portfolio and product management for PowerEdge, HPC and core compute.
43 ENERGY STAR 3.0 certifications, as well as EPEAT Bronze and Silver certifications for new PowerEdge servers, is a visible assurance for organizations that prioritize sustainability and energy efficiency.
In addition to striving to lower the carbon footprint of products in the PowerEdge portfolio, Dell also works closely with supply chain partners to address sustainability throughout the entire ecosystem. In doing so, we continue to help customers – and suppliers – lessen their environmental impact, reduce data center operation costs and meet their own ESG goals.
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