I was hav­ing a dis­cus­sion at work, and it occurred to us that a simple way of improv­ing our data secur­ity is to turn machines off (or sus­pend, hibern­ate, etc.) when they aren’t required. Now this isn’t exactly rock­et sci­ence, but what I found most inter­est­ing is how this ties into our energy con­ser­va­tion plans. Obvi­ously, it means we save money on elec­tri­city. How­ever, it also means that in redu­cing our net­work foot­print we also reduce our envir­on­ment­al footprint.

Con­vin­cing a com­pany to save energy can be dif­fi­cult, but know­ing that this also enhances secur­ity can be a win­ning argument.

Energy conservation for security / Sridhar Dhanapalan by Sridhar Dhanapalan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.
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