ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH, 20 May 2008 - CEVA Logistics one of the leading supply chain companies in the world, has implemented a number of changes in its IT infrastructure significantly reducing the company's power utilisation and positively impacting the company's carbon footprint.
CEVA has relocated its data centre to facilities supplied by SCC, a provider of leading technology solutions. At the same time CEVA implemented virtualisation technologies which include the latest HP 'C' Class blade server solution. This initiative has delivered a 32% reduction in power use on the servers in the datacenter.
Iain Armstrong, Senior Technical Services Manager says: "We selected SCC as our datacenter partner as they had the best fit to our requirements. They were innovative in helping to reduce power use at the datacenter. The HP 'C' Class blade solution combined with vitualising our server estate using VMWare has resulted in a significant consolidation of servers at a 9:1 ratio, and the reduction of average power drawn in the datacenter supplying the servers has reduced from 157 Amps to 107 Amps, saving nearly 105,000 kWh per year."
CEVA has also adopted a new standard for the procurement of PC monitors, using TFT instead of CRT monitors, saving over 37% in power use on each monitor. The introduction of LANDesk Management Suite has allowed centralised management of the company's 1600 PCs and now enables configuration of PC power saving settings, further reducing power utilisation, by configuring sleep mode for PC's left unattended for longer than thirty minutes.
In 2007 CEVA relocated its head office from Atherstone, Warwickshire to Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire. "We introduced a printer consolidation program, working in partnership with Ricoh and Xerox. This led to the introduction of Multi Function Devices (MFDs) in the new head office location, reducing printers from thirty-four to eight MFDs. This reduction in printing devices has delivered a 48% saving on power utilisation," says Iain Armstrong.
CEVA Logistics plans to introduce a global strategic initiative on CSR which will be implemented later this year.
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