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Green IT – Institutional Responsibility

Defined as the practice of sustainable production, management and disposal of electronic equipment, as well as saving energy, Green IT also brings reduction in energy costs. This practice needs to be initiated in sustainable projects and the structuring of the various products needs to be analyzed with new methods or materials that reduce the dangers of contamination for man and nature.

In cloud computing, data storage is done on dedicated servers of companies that perform the service and can be accessed in several places in the world. There is less concern with the hardware part of the machine and air conditioners for the storage of equipment.

When the focus is on electronics, it is necessary for the company to manage its use of IT equipment. Both the purchase and lease of equipment consume less electricity, as well as the use of recycled paper and reduced levels of printing. And of course, that may be disposed smartly.

Green IT can be defined in three areas: Tactical, Strategic and Deep IT. The IT Tactical represents the reduction of energy consumption by turning off the monitors which are not in use. Strategically it changes the computers, for example, in producing a better maintenance of equipment and thus, an estimated economy.

Deep IT is based, for example, in actions that range from planning a data center to the movement of employees and consumption of alternative energy like solar, and the use of server virtualization, management of power consumption generated by cooling equipment.

The segment of grid computing, virtualization and cloud computing meet the newest demands of modern environments called “Green IT” or “environmentally friendly data center“. This factor is one of the strengths that highlight your company and raises its level in a matter of sustainability.

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