IT managers are increasingly seeking out suppliers of high performance, cost-effective and energy-efficient Green IT products. Their primary objective is to reduce skyrocketing data center operational costs, a large proportion of which are energy related costs. As these energy costs continue to escalate, users will need to spend significantly more to power and cool their server hardware than they require to purchase it.
Supermicro’s Resource-Saving Architecture continues our tradition of leading the market with Green IT innovation that helps the environment as well as provides TCO savings for our customers.
To maximize the impact, we have introduced an overall architecture that optimizes datacenter power, cooling, shared resources and refresh cycles. This innovative approach focuses on reusing system enclosures, enabling the modular refresh of subsystems and using optimized extended life subsystems, including networking, storage, cooling, fans and power supplies. By disaggregating CPU and memory, each resource can be refreshed independently allowing datacenters to reduce refresh cycle costs. Implementation of this architecture in the datacenter has significant positive implications:
The Resource-Saving Architecture operates in a large-scale datacenter environment leveraging Supermicro Rack Scale Design (RSD) to manage racks of disaggregated servers, pooled composable storage, and networking with industry standard Redfish management. When viewed over a three- to five-year refresh cycle, disaggregated rack scale design will deliver on-average a higher performance and more efficient servers at lower costs than a traditional rip-and replace model by allowing data centers to independently optimize adoption of new and improved technologies.
Supermicro Products Reduce Environmental Impact
Climate change is affecting billions of people, and the contribution to this phenomenon by greenhouse gasses is well understood. Using finite resources (oil, natural gas, and coal) for electricity generation produces CO2, which traps heat in the earth's atmosphere. Data centers, comprising thousands of servers, are huge electricity consumers. According to a Forbes report, data centers use about 1% of all electricity.
Resource-Saving Architecture @ Fortune 100 Datacenter
Taking the We Keep IT Green® mission to the next level, Supermicro’s disaggregated Resource-Saving systems are already deployed in volume at multiple Fortune 100 datacenters.
A Fortune 100 Company has deployed over 50,000 MicroBlade™ disaggregated Intel® Xeon® processor based servers at its Silicon Valley data center, one of the world’s most energy efficient data centers.
Achieving Exceptional TCO Savings with 8U SuperBlade®
Supermicro high performance, density optimized and energy efficiency blade server solutions can significantly reduce initial capital and operational expenses for many organizations. In particular, Supermicro's new generation SuperBlade® product portfolio has been designed to optimize key components of TCO for today's datacenters, such as free-air cooling, power efficiency, node density and networking management.
Data Centers & The Environment Report
The State of Global Environmental Sustainability in Data Center Design.
The rapid growth of large-scale data centers brings both business and environmental challenges to data center managers. This report is targeted to help data center managers better understand the industry norms around environmental impact, provide quantitative comparisons of their peer group and ultimately help data center managers reduce the environmental impact of their data centers.
Technology and our Planet