IT Management Slideshow: Inefficient Data Centers Hinder Innovation

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-04-2012

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Only 23% of respondents feel their companies are innovative.

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58% of respondents say their companies are planning to make improvements to their data centers.

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Only 21% of respondents say their organizations are operating highly efficient data centers.

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17% of respondents say their organizations are running inefficient data centers.

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53% is the share of the IT budget that efficient companies spend on new projects/innovation, as opposed to the 35% spent on this by non-efficient businesses.

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65% is the amount of IT budget that companies with inefficient data centers spend to maintain existing infrastructure, compared to the 47% spent by highly efficient companies.

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IT leaders with efficient data centers have virtualized 48% of their servers, compared to just 27% virtualized by those operating the least efficient data centers.

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81% of the most efficient companies move virtual machines across servers, compared to only 26% of the least efficient organizations.

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57% of inefficient companies still use relatively non-resilient tape for storage instead of disk.

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