IT Managers discover the high cost of ignoring data center efficiency.
Your data center is running low on space. Your cooling system is at its limit. Network demands are growing. Energy demands are growing. The business is growing. You need more power. You need more servers. You feel like standing on the boardroom table and shouting,
“I’m givin’ her all she’s got, Captain! If I push it any harder the whole thing will blow!”
What do you do when all she’s got isn’t enough? It’s a classic case of the plant outgrowing its pot. It’s easy for IT managers to simply add servers, but adding servers takes up space, uses energy and overcrowds the network. On the other hand, if the plant is too small for the pot (think server sprawl) you risk wasting money purchasing more capacity than what you really use.
Either way, it costs more money.
What if a green thumb tapped your shoulder and told you they can improve the performance, availability and energy efficiency of your company’s data center – all while reducing overall energy costs and avoiding capital expenditures? [Read more...]