Given that we’ve kicked off Earth Month here at Gizmodo today, the timing of Internode’s new storage system announcement is ideal. The ISP has a new storage system that has just been awarded an IBM Green award.
The new storage system is a perfect example of how green technology is superior technology – According to Internode CIO Franck Falco:
“Whereas our previous system used 12.5 kilowatts (kW) per array, our new system consumes just 4.5 kW of power per array, saving us tens of thousands of dollars in power costs per year.
“Another way to look at it is that we’ve reduced our power consumption from 500 watts per terabyte (TB) of storage to just 50 watts per TB, as we’ve simultaneously quadrupled our storage capacity.”
While customers probably don’t notice any difference with the change, those savings in electricity requirements are not only helping the environment, but also helping Internode to keep ongoing costs down, a win-win situation for everyone involved.