Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) is looking to reduce its energy consumption through an upgrade of its online server consolidation analysis database by an Australian-based company, Ideas International. SCB has adopted Ideas International’s ‘Server Car and Carbon Calculator’ for several of its overseas operations. Ideas International is a Sydney-based listed enterprise IT services firm.

The database assists the bank’s worldwide data centres with technology investment decisions by accessing carbon emission reductions. It provides about 15,000 server options, including legacy ones dating back to 1996 and current models from all leading manufactures. It can be used in localised currency and units of measurement to compare carbon and electricity savings between installed servers and target servers.

“Ideas [International’s] tools aid us in capacity management, which is how we ensure IT capacity meets current and future business requirements in a cost-effective manner,” said Scott Wardley, manager of capacity planning, technology operations – global data centre services at SCB. SCB has been Ideas International’s client for about three years. The bank also uses Idea’s ‘Competitive Profiles’, a daily updated database that features pricing, performance, and function comparisons of enterprise IT systems, storage and warranty services.

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