Inchcape to cut emissions with WAN optimization

13 Mar 2008

Maritime firm Inchcape Shipping expects to substantially cut its IT carbon emissions as well as its IT hardware footprint with a new global Cisco deployment.

Inchcape has installed WAN optimization technology which enables it to improve the performance of centrally-hosted applications and consolidate branch servers and storage into data centers. It expects to cut 85% of its IT hardware from more than 200 offices around the world by replacing local servers with a single router.

Group information director Bryan Phillips said cutting the firm's global carbon footprint was one of Inchcape's strategic goals. 'If you think that each of the servers we had was drawing around two to three amps, and multiply that across all our locations, that's quite a big reduction in energy use,' he said.

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