Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena: Gains through Green IT

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Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena: Gains through Green IT
Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series delivers environmental and cost benefits to Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena. Since its founding in 1472, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) has been a pioneer in sustainability. It continues this tradition today through the step-by-step introduction of green IT. Most recently it was keen to reduce the energy consumption of servers in its Siena data center, replacing them with 352 new servers powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor X5570. By doing so, it has been able to reduce energy consumption by 1.3 million KWh per year, equating to a cost savings of EUR 261,000 (USD 320,000) and a 648-ton reduction in CO² emissions.
Challenges
• Sustainability program.
Maintain reputation as a pioneer in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility by introducing a corporate green IT policy
• Latest technology.
Refresh servers in the Siena data center with more energy-efficient, high-performance technology.
Solution
• Processor evaluation.
Assessed the performance of 256 previous-generation servers with 352 new servers powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor X5570.
• Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).
Evaluation took into account amount of power entering the data center versus the power used to run the data center infrastructure.

Impact
• Reducing energy.
Replacing 256 previous-generation servers with a total of 352 new servers reduces energy consumption by 1.3 million KWh in one year, equating to annual cost savings of EUR 261,000 (USD 320,000) and a 648-ton reduction in CO² emissions.
• Maintaining performance.
Intel Xeon processor 5500 series has 25 percent faster performance and caches 50 percent larger than the previous-generation Intel® Xeon® processor.

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