Customer is one of the leading providers of digital services and communication in European and international markets.

The Challenges

  • Involved manual process to calculate and analyze the power and cooling metrics of assets inside the global data center locations, which is tedious and time-consuming
  • Bottlenecks in remote management and monitoring of carbon footprints of data center assets like servers, PDUs, load balancers, firewalls, routers, access points, cloud resources from a public cloud, VM instances on a private cloud, and on-site infrastructure across their distributed cloud ecosystem
  • Faced challenges in complying with global ESG industry regulations without a cognitive recommendation engine and complexity in generating various carbon reports across the data center and enterprise level
  • Difficulty in building a sustainable IT model that helps achieve carbon neutrality

Solutions Delivered

Carbon Footprint Analysis

Onboarded customer’s global infrastructure and IT assets to UnityOne for tracking the power consumed by the data center devices, private cloud, and public cloud. Complete real-time visibility and transparency of their carbon footprints were offered using unified dashboards to monitor energy usage and reduce CO2 emissions across their distributed IT environments.

Seamless Integrations

A comprehensive carbon monitoring solution, UnityOne provided monitoring of carbon emissions across the global IT infrastructure (servers, PDUs, storages, routers, access points, firewalls, load balancers, etc.). It was integrated with “Microsoft Azure for sustainability” to track customers’ carbon footprints in the public cloud. Additionally, “Nexthink” was integrated to assess the power consumption of devices like laptops, desktops, and printers.

Recommendation Engine To Baseline & Optimize Resources

A six-step sustainability process was implemented that includes a carbon-neutral recommendation engine. This engine optimizes resources based on cognitive carbon analysis and power consumption data that assesses the current state of the IT environment. Additionally, it provides recommendations for CO2 reduction and offers critical improvements such as resource consolidation, virtualization, and optimization.

Report Generation And Compliance

UnityOne aggregates data from customer’s distributed global infrastructural footprints like data centers, edge locations, and cloud resources and offers multiple reports on a device, cabinet, and data center level to meet ESG compliances and standards.

Customer Benefits

  • Eliminated multiple tools and replaced them with a unified platform to plan resource utilization, monitoring and tracking of carbon footprints
  • Carbon footprint analysis of 6 data centers, multiple public clouds, 167 remote sites, and 32000+ end-user devices across the globe was simplified using a consolidated dashboard
  • Automated the process of power and carbon analysis there by reduced overall cost
  • One-click report generation of carbon emissions across the device, cabinet, and data center level helped the customer in auditing and compliance with government regulations
  • The carbon-neutral recommendations helped the customer reduce their global IT environment CO2 emissions by 20%-30% annually

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