08 Feb '12, 1pm

Autodesk Cuts Data Center Energy Use 60%, Saves $7M

An aggressive effort to eliminate data center waste is now saving Autodesk about $7 million a year, according to the design software company. The initiative led to the consolidation of 85 percent of the company's servers over the past year and enabled the company to exceed its target to reduce data center energy use, said Lynelle Cameron, Autodesk's director of sustainability. 'We had a goal to reduce our energy use by 50 percent and we're now at 60 percent," she said. "The good news behind that is not just that we've reduced our carbon footprint significantly from our data centers, but also we have $7 million of savings annually as a result of that project." The achievement was one of a string of green developments detailed yesterday during Autodesk's annual Sustainability Summit. The media briefing showcases the company's progress in environmental responsibility as well ...

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