LinuxONE: Transforming IT for a Greener Future 

LinuxONE: Transforming IT for a Greener Future

In today’s business world, caring for the environment isn’t just a choice – it’s a must. Companies are increasingly judged on their commitment to sustainability, including their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals. And when it comes to impact, Information Technology (IT) has a big role to play, especially in its effect on the environment.

A recent report from the IBM Institute for Business Value highlighted just how much energy data centres consume. In 2021 alone, they used between 200-250 terawatt-hours (TWh) of energy, making up about 1% of global energy use and 0.3% of carbon emissions…

And it’s only going to get worse, with data centre energy use expected to rise by 30% by 2027. This is being driven by the growing demand for things like data analytics, artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), and security, which all need more server infrastructure.

Decisions about IT infrastructure have a big impact on how well an organisation can innovate in a sustainable way. That’s where LinuxONE comes in, especially the latest version, LinuxONE 4 – a computing platform designed for organisations looking to meet sustainability goals while also moving their transformation efforts forward.

At the heart of LinuxONE 4 is Telum, IBM’s latest processor made for business tasks. Telum is built to make sure things run smoothly and securely, showing IBM’s commitment to computing that’s better for the environment. Unlike other server platforms that focus on one thing at a time, LinuxONE is built to handle lots of tasks at once. While other servers might be faster for one job, LinuxONE is better at juggling many jobs at the same time.

IBM’s own tests show that LinuxONE Emperor 4 needs fewer parts than other servers whendoing WebSphere and DB2 jobs, showing how efficient and scalable it is. Telum is designed with special features that help it run well in the real world, including things like making data safer and using less power. LinuxONE is built to be sustainable, scalable, and safe, with Telum able to work with lots of memory and special features built right into the chip.

All of this means that LinuxONE can handle lots of different jobs on one platform, and it can be made to work better as needs change. And because it uses resources well, it can help organisations save money and reduce their impact on the environment.

In the end, LinuxONE shows how technology can help the environment. By using LinuxONE, organisations can do more with less, helping them move towards a greener future while still meeting their goals.