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The INTERACT tool conducts component and rack level analysis to recommend vendor neutral new and remanufactured solutions for your hardware. Its detailed reporting provides optimum solutions for cost, energy reduction and carbon savings.
Interact is a standalone web tool that automatically models your infrastructure based on your configuration, without the need for hardware or software installations within your data centre.
The tool has an intuitive interface that allows users to easily manage their configuration and get instant recommendations.
Energy modelling and cost analysis are based on scientific equations, peer-reviewed and published in an IEEE paper.
Authorised users of each account have access to their unique encrypted portal.
Interact was developed through a partnership between University of East London and Techbuyer, a global specialist in sustainable IT. The two organisations carried out a two year research project to develop the tool. Academic leadership was provided by Dr. Rabih Bashroush, a world expert on energy usage in the digital sector.
The project generated a groundbreaking IEEE paper and scientifically demonstrated that refurbished equipment can out-perform new if correctly configured. With Techbuyer research ongoing into the precise material content and carbon cost of server manufacture, the tool will be able to provide definitive information about this soon.
Experts in the related fields of development and research, business and the circular economy. The Interact team has talked extensively about the background research and its importance to the sector at a number of industry events including Data Centre World Frankfurt, the International Reman Festival, Data Centres Ireland and Data Centre World London.
Datacentre Services 4 U are passionate about bringing a fresh approach to the way data centres are supported and that's why we're extremely excited to add INTERACT as our service offering. Combining innovative IT solutions with algorithm-based hardware analysis to optimise your IT estates, this is a 'first of its kind' software tool. It gives businesses a clear analysis and allows future planning, growth and sustainability, whilst helping data centres reduce their carbon footprint on our planet.
Interact carried out analysis on our 35-rack data centre with some amazing findings on potential cost, energy and carbon savings we can achieve. Identifying the lowest performing servers, converting this information into energy efficiency and suggesting solutions that guarantee reduction of costs overtime and a lower carbon footprint is not possible without Interact. It is a great tool to make operational decisions as well as to demonstrate quantifiable improvements in company reports.
Interact's software solution is an elementary building block in High Knowledge GmbH's consulting and planning portfolio. By combining innovative IT infrastructure solutions with AI-supported analysis and optimisation of IT, a holistic approach is created for the first time that maps the entire lifecycle of a data centre.
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