The Internet and its online services now account for more than 7% of the planet's electric consumption. Usage continues to grow extremely rapidly while energy consumption increases almost linearly with usage.
As developers, it's not possible to ignore the problem of sustainability. As a company providing online applications and services for users, we must also make a commitment to reverse the trend.
The levers for action exist. Application architecture and design, technologies used, data collected, bandwidth used, etc., many elements have a significant impact on the energy footprint of your applications.
Today, most large companies are committed, at all levels, to reducing their indirect greenhouse gas emissions. This constraint applies to all departments, including IT.
However, CIOs are currently focusing on the use of data centres supplied with more renewable energy and limiting the usage by users. In order to have a real impact, the scope of action must be extended:
Fortunately, all of these drivers contribute to turning good energy practices into a competitive advantage:
ProcessOne helps you to act on several dimensions.
In order to define a remediation strategy, it's critical to measure the energy efficiency of an application and to map the most energy consuming areas. ProcessOne conducts performance tests that can:
Optimization is an iterative process, carried out with the client's development team. The goal is to target the hot spots:
The benchmark must be repeated after optimization to measure the optical impact in terms of gross performance, energy balance and operating cost reduction. Depending on the target result, another round of optimization can be carried on.
Do you want to embark on a process of controlling your energy consumption and costs?
Do you want to make your teams aware of the challenges of "green and lean computing"?
Over the last 20 years, ProcessOne has developed expertise in load testing, performance measurement and scalability, with a lean approach to optimising material and human resources.
We have developed our own testing tools (Tsung, RTB) that are among the most powerful in the market. They are able to simulate realistic loads and gather the necessary information to establish a diagnosis, while doing so by only rolling out a reasonable test infrastructure.