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    Information Technology Becomes More Energy Efficient

    Team members at TSC's Store Support Center responsible for energy savings initiative in the IT department

    As computers have become an increasingly important part of our lives, the energy needed to power them has soared. Tractor Supply’s information technology department is keenly aware of the energy demands of the company’s computer systems and the high cost to operate these systems. That’s why the department has been working diligently to improve the energy efficiency of the company’s computer systems while replacing dated servers and equipment.

    “Energy efficiency is a very important consideration in selecting new IT solutions,” said James Callison, chief information officer. “We believe it is essential to focus on the ongoing operating costs of a new solution, not just the initial cost. Replacing our older systems with more energy efficient systems is the right thing to do for the company because it lowers our operating costs, and it is the right thing to do for the environment because it reduces energy consumption.”

    James and his team have been pursuing a “server virtualization” strategy that is resulting in a big reduction in energy costs and consumption. Under this strategy, computing capacity is increased by adding “virtual” servers instead of actual servers. In the last two years, the company has added 348 virtual servers, which is saving the company more than $100,000 per year and reducing the company’s energy consumption by more than 1.2 million kilowatt hours per year.

    In 2012, the company is replacing approximately 422 servers in existing stores with new servers that reduce energy consumption by 40 percent. The company is also replacing approximately 1,100 registers in existing stores with new registers that reduce energy consumption by 35 percent. These new, more energy efficient servers and registers are also being installed in new stores. The installation of these new servers and registers is expected to reduce operating costs by another $100,000 and save an additional 1 million kilowatt hours per year.

    The IT department has implemented other programs in support of the company’s Stewardship Program, including the reconfiguration of the company’s data center airflow, which has reduced energy costs in the data center. In addition, the department is replacing many of the company’s existing computers with more energy efficient laptops. The company also disposes of outdated computer equipment in an environmentally responsible manner by utilizing only vendors who confirm that none of the equipment will end up in a landfill.

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