Nutanix to support Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 sustainability agenda

Nutanix to support Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 sustainability agenda

Nutanix, a leader in hybrid multi-cloud computing,has reiterated its commitment to helping advance the sustainability objectives outlined in Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to overcome environmental challenges through measurable action and green initiatives.

“Firstly, we would like to congratulate Saudi Arabia’s Leadership and Government on the Kingdom’s renewable plans and green initiatives that has led to the great achievement of it advancing 24 ranks on the World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index and leading the Middle East region. The Regional Voluntary Carbon Market Co., the first-of-its-kind initiative in the region, is just one example of Saudi’s leading role in reducing carbon emissions and supporting the global transition to net zero,” said Talal Al-Saif, Regional Sales Director for Central Gulf and Egypt at Nutanix.

“Data centre and digital infrastructures as a whole account for a substantial share of worldwide energy consumption with a considerable carbon footprint. Most analysts agree that hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) is the best and most expedient way of reducing data centre energy consumption and carbon footprint. As a pioneer and established leader in HCI technology, Nutanix is committed to supporting Saudi’s sustainability efforts by modernising infrastructure across the Kingdom to address environmental, energy and economic demands.”

As part of its efforts to promote digital sustainability, Nutanix recently introduced a Carbon and Power Estimator – a tool to help organisations understand how different factors can influence their environmental footprint by estimating annual power and emissions for various Nutanix solutions using Nutanix Validated Designs. The estimator provides users with a report that helps illustrate how infrastructure choices can impact an environmental footprint with regard to power and emissions, with insights for developing more sustainable IT strategies. Based on user inputs regarding workloads, the efficiency of the data centre and location, an organisation can conceptualise how IT choices can help them meet their sustainability goals.

Nutanix also sponsored an in-depth report to help business decision-makers not only minimise energy costs but radically cut the carbon footprint of their data centre assets. The report examines in detail how different data centre technologies compare when businesses examine the pros and cons of looking to achieve their climate neutrality goals.

“It’s important to recognise that the data centre industry has delivered significant energy efficiency improvements over past decades and is now one of the most advanced in terms of both energy efficiency and decarbonisation. That said it remains a major energy consumer and could do a lot better. Moreover, without significant change future energy demand will continue to rise and result in large amounts of carbon dioxide emissions. The answers to all this lie in innovative next-generation data centre technologies, like HCI, which have been proven to work and which have the potential to deliver considerable efficiency gains with a significant impact on energy cost and climate change,” concluded Talal Al-Saif.

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