5 ways devops can reduce energy consumption

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When we build and deploy microservices, apps, and databases, common operational concerns include their reliability, performance, scalability, and security. Perhaps it’s time we add sustainability to the list.

Business and technology executives expect IT to support the organization’s environment, social, and governance (ESG) objectives, and digital transformation programs often have sustainability goals.

In the 2022 Nash Squared Digital Leadership Report, 44% of boards recognize technology as crucial to improving their organization’s sustainability and carbon footprint. The S&P Global Market Intelligence report on the intersection between digital transformation and energy transition says addressing power efficiency and supporting ESG goals were identified as critical digital transformation drivers by more than 40% of executive respondents.

Looking at power-hungry legacy data centers and end-of-life infrastructure is an obvious first step in reducing energy consumption. Devops teams should also consider continuous improvements and finding innovative ways to address sustainability objectives. Here are five considerations.  

Measure energy utilization by application

“You can’t improve what you don’t measure,” an often quoted objective attributed to Peter Drucker, lays out a good first step for IT and devops teams.

Ciaran Forde, business manager of data centers at Eaton, agrees, “The first step in energy reduction is power monitoring and measurement. Only with operational insight

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