A Greener Approach

A Greener Approach

13 June 2024

HOW SWITCHING IT INFRASTRUCTURE CAN CUT POWER CONSUMPTION BY UP TO 60% AND SAVE £470,000 PER YEAR

Remote workstations deliver a more environmentally-friendly, cost-saving solution for high-power compute, without compromising on security, performance or productivity. Want know how? Discover the facts, from Amulet Hotkey.

We’re all striving for more sustainable operations in the current climate. The UK remains committed to achieving Net Zero by 2050 and further global change is needed – researchers say there’s now a 66% chance we’ll pass the 1.5°C global warming threshold between now and 2027.

As firms set out their own green objectives, much of the focus for those in the financial services sector is on how to reduce emissions from the power-hungry IT infrastructure and associated activities such as cooling.

The search for lower carbon solutions is driven by cost, but also by evolving Government and industry regulations that mandate a reduced carbon footprint and greener working environments. Larger firms are now required to track and report their emissions under schemes including the Carbon Disclosure Project and SECR (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting), for example.

An enhanced solution

Traditionally, compute has been stored on the trading floor. However, the individual workstations required to deliver the processing power needed for financial trading are hot, heavy and inflexible. They are energy intensive and require additional cooling solutions, all of which requires significant power and cost.

Instead, users are switching onto a better way of working – one that can cut power consumption by up to 60% and save approximately £470,000 per year based on 1,000 users across a trading floor.

The CoreStation™ range of remote workstations from Amulet Hotkey gives firms the power to move data-intensive compute away from the desk, and into a local comms room, data centre or private/hybrid cloud.

This delivers a host of benefits including greater agility, productivity and the potential for more Moves, Adds and Changes (MACs) – we’ll cover those benefits in more detail elsewhere.

Crucially, it also significantly reduces power and cooling costs to cut carbon footprint, without impacting security, performance or density. Our products use 480 watts of power instead of 800 watts with a traditional desktop setup. Across 1,000 users for ten hours a day, that equates to a 1.7million kWh saving every year – or approximately £470,000.

Moving compute away from the desk can:

• Cut power costs by reducing energy and cooling requirements on the trading floor
• Support environmental certification including ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
• Enable remote/hybrid working, which itself is proven to cut carbon footprint by up to 54%
• Allow reduced office space to drive further savings in building emissions

Learn more about CoreStation™ remote workstations from Amulet Hotkey. Get in touch.

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