A survey of 100 CIOs and data centre managers in the UK has shown that 53% of respondents do not know the environmental impact of their own data centres. The survey was conducted by researchers Vanson Bourne on behalf of data centre infrastructure management solutions provider nlyte Software.
"They're not aware that the data centre is a hungry user [of energy] because they don't measure and monitor their business, so they're unable to identify it," said Rob Neave, co-founder and VP of IT and sustainability at nlyte Software. Although the majority (62%) of businesses said that increased legislation, like the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, would influence them to re-evaluate their data centre’s green policy, a fifth of respondents said they would not. Eighteen percent did not know if they would.
Source: IT World