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This blog discusses Oracle's sustainability-related solutions and some of the sustainability activities at Oracle.

  • February 10, 2014

Paris Lodron Universität Decreases Carbon Footprint by 75% and Energy Consumption by 50%

Back in October, I wrote a blog about Oracle’s
Eco-Enterprise Innovation Award
with a summary of
the
award
winners
who use Oracle products to help with their
environmental initiatives. Throughout this year, I’ll be providing more details
around these award winners and how they’ve been able to both reduce their
environmental footprint as well as improve their operational efficiencies using
green business practices.
Nominations are now open for the 2014 Oracle Eco-Enterprise Innovation
award.

One of our 2013 award winners is the
University of Salzburg, one of Austria’s major universities. More than 18,000
students are enrolled in its classes, and the university employs approximately
2,700 staff members. University of Salzburg reduced its carbon footprint from
96 tons to roughly 25 tons per year by migrating a large number of hardware
components, software platforms, and service-related processes to
Oracle
Engineered Systems
. They were able to deliver extreme
performance by deploying
Oracle
Exadata Database Machine
and Oracle
Exalogic Elastic Cloud
with preconfigured,
pretuned, and pretested database servers, storage servers, and network
connections, decreasing their total cost of ownership by 30%. The University of
Salzburg reduced its energy consumption by 50% in less than 12 months—including
the energy used by cooling systems—by consolidating multiple servers into
Oracle Engineered Systems stacks.

Florin Guma, their CIO stated “We aim to be an example for
our students in protecting the environment with more sustainable processes,
such as more efficient cooling of data centers or better print management.
Oracle helped us achieve all of our sustainability goals—75% lower carbon
footprint, 50% less energy consumption, and 20% less paper use. It empowers us
to set higher targets in the future, while providing 10x better performance at
a 30% lower total cost of ownership.” Read more about their story
here.

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