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Green Digital and Fujifilm

As the global economy continues to generate exponential data growth, the energy-intensive IT industry must take action to reduce its carbon footprint. There are many steps Fujifilm has taken to meet our climate change commitments and improving IT sustainability is a part of them. Fujifilm's dedication to sustainability starts with manufacturing eco-friendly forms of data storage - tape which stores your data and reduces your carbon emissions.

[photo] Green Digital and FUJIFILM

Our Increasingly Digital World

Carbon emissions are projected to balloon because of the energy that will be needed to sustain the rapidly growing volumes of data anticipated with the continued evolution of the IoT/DX economy. Curbing such emissions is a pressing concern that requires an urgent response.

Green Digital and Tape Storage

Compared to use of other traditional technologies in data centers (such as hard disk drives), tape can drive a reduction in carbon emissions of as much as 95%. 

[photo] Green Digital and FUJIFILM tape

Reduce CO2 Emissions with Tape Storage

There are different ways to offset carbon footprint. Enterprises have been focusing on renewable energy. However energy conservation is the cheaper and more immediate way to reduce CO2 emissions. Tape storage remains idle in a library slot or on a shelf when not in use, consuming no energy, which means far less CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere when compared to other data storage systems.

The Benefit of Moving Cold Data to Tape Storage

As much as 60% - 80% of stored information is “cold data,” which is rarely accessed but still has value and cannot be deleted. It is estimated that if 60% of all the stored information in the world were moved to tape storage, carbon dioxide could be reduced by 72 million tons over ten years.

*According to a study by Brad Johns Consulting, comparing the average cost for disk and tape used for archiving over 10 years.

[chart]Compared to hard disk drives, tape can drive a reduction in carbon emissions of as much as 95%.
[photo]Download Whitepaper

Discover tape's role in trimming the environmental impact of data storage in this whitepaper from Brad Johns Consulting. Download this free whitepaper to learn more.

Expert's Voice

[photo]Fred Moore, President, Horison Information Strategies

"Energy hungry server and HDD farms are forcing hyperscale data centers to move as much low-activity, archival and cold data to tape as possible to minimize energy consumption. As a result of these forces, tape has become a pressure relief valve for unabated hyperscale expansion".

 - Fred Moore, President, Horison Information Strategies

[photo]Christophe Bertrand, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

"As I mentioned last year, tape is not dead and is far from disappearing anytime soon. As a matter of fact, tape is very likely to become even more popular because of its cost profile and energy efficiency as a medium and its seemingly unlimited ability to store exponentially growing amounts of data".

- Christophe Bertrand, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

[photo]Brad Johns, Brad Johns Consulting LLC

"By identifying cold data and moving it to modern data tape storage, organizations can dramatically reduce energy consumption and associated carbon emissions while also lowering data center capital and operational expenses".  

- Brad Johns, Brad Johns Consulting LLC

[photo]Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC

"Some organizations use low-cost disk for archival purposes, and while it is less expensive than SSD and performance HDD technologies, it is inherently more expensive than tape and has a higher total cost of ownership associated with power and cooling".

– Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC

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