Tulip Telecom, India
“The Bureau of Energy Efficiency, which is a statutory body under India’s Ministry of Power, estimates that, by 2015, India will need 20,000MW to power data centres.”
Power management is an integral part of making data centres green. What are the measures taken by Tulip in this regard?
In this phase of global warming and rising energy costs, industries, individuals and businesses are now recognising the benefits of using green technology. Power deficiency is adversely affecting the Indian economy. And organisations are increasingly becoming concerned about reducing their environmental footprint.
As restricted availability of power is one of the major concerns faced by technology companies in the rural space, Tulip has been successfully experimenting with virtualisation in it’s existing data centre and going forward newer data centre’s will have virtualisation and consolidation as an integral part. All service delivery platforms have been designed to have a healthy power/capacity ratio. For smaller data centres, solar panels can be a viable proposition. Solar power will gain greater acceptance and implementation once it’s been given a look of a best alternative. Considered from a practical viewpoint, solar energy is inexhaustible. It is also widely distributed, environment friendly and cost free in raw form.
Virtualisation is the key mantra for going green. Comment.
Virtualisation enables higher performance, efficiency with respect to higher underlying hardware requirement, optimum power utilisation, and consolidation, henceforth it contributes substantially in having more greener methods of attaining same result. It Virtualisation as a matter of fact helps reduce energy consumption by 80-90% and helps save on. Apart from the green bucks, virtualisation has become the bone marrow of green data centers. Virtualisation helps companies save on hardware expenditure that constitutes 42% of the total expenditure for the IT sector.
What is happening on the virtualisation front in India? What is the Indian and the international scenario in this regard?
There are no such stringent laws made by the Indian Government in this context. However the policy makers have been constantly in the process to implement such eco-friendly technologies. There have been initiatives to convert urban waste into wealth. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency, which is a statutory body under India’s Ministry of Power, estimates that, by 2015, India will need 20,000MW to power data centres. Hence, the adaptation rate of virtualisation in India is expected to witness a growth of 85% by 2011 from the current 19%. As virtualisation increases and improves utilisation, it would gradually gain momentum amongst Indian enterprises. Tulip is on a ‘Go Green’ mission and we have reduced our dependence on diesel generators.