DCD Podcast: Astrid Wynne Rogers, TechBuyer

April 11, 2022

In this podcast, Astrid Wynne Rogers, sustainability lead at TechBuyer tells DCD why we should pay close attention to the lifecycle of our physical servers and the other equipment in our facilities.

It takes a lot of materials and energy to make equipment, and keeping it out of the waste stream could avoid wasting those resources. But there's more to it than sticking it in a skip for recycling. The circular economy has to join up. With a value put on refurbished equipment, and people actively working to reuse and extend that kit.

It used to be said that replacing old kit with new always saved energy, because Moore's law meant the new equipment was much faster. That is no longer the case, and TechBuyer did the research to prove it.

TechBuyer's paper is available here from IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing or here from Techbuyer.

Please listen to the podcast here

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