How IT Plans to Add More Green to Data Centers

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-17-2016 Email

A significant share of IT managers say they routinely deal with data center power issues, according to a recent survey from Intel and Dell. Nearly as many experience data center cooling issues on a regular basis as well. As a result, a majority are turning to data center infrastructure management (DCIM) systems to address these challenges. In the process, they're finding that DCIM enables them to run data centers in a more environmentally friendly way, improving the monitoring of power usage while reducing idle resource energy consumption. (Leading, of course, to cost savings.) Another benefit: improved use of available server space. "A large portion of IT managers are experiencing power and cooling issues within their data centers on a weekly basis," said Jeff Klaus, GM of Data Center Solutions at Intel. "While DCIM solutions are becoming more prevalent within the enterprise, the findings indicate that more education on the value and necessity of DCIM solutions is crucial to the industry." More than 150 IT managers took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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