It’s simple physics: a piece of application code gets caught in a logic loop, the CPU heats up as the increased throughput tries to make sense of the commands, the computer reacts by pumping more power to the motherboard and cooling system to keep everything up and running, and your electricity bill goes up.
For a household server, this increase might be a miniscule blip in your monthly bill. But for a large IT organization with hundreds of thousands of servers located in datacenters around the world, that could start eating into quarterly profits.
That’s why today we’re proud to announce the addition of the Green IT Index to our Application Analytics Dashboard. With the new Green IT Index, CIOs and IT executives can now for the first time objectively measure how the performance of each application affects their carbon footprint, and ultimately, their bottom line.
You can read more about the new Green IT Index in a release we put out yesterday.