How IT Plans to Add More ‘Green’ to Data Centers
As IT managers experience power and cooling issues within their data centers, DCIM systems provide insight into running a more efficient data center.
44% of IT managers say they experience data center power issues at least weekly, and 8% of those managers say they do so daily.
37% say they experience data center cooling issues at least weekly, and 7% of those managers do so daily.
53% say they use data center infrastructure management (DCIM) systems.
62% of IT managers with at least 10 years of experience say they use DCIM systems, compared to just 44% of those with less than 10 years of experience.
Lower costs: 75%, Allocation of more servers in the same amount of space: 65%, “Greener” data centers: 64%
62% deploy power-management tools for their data center operations, and 51% take advantage of detailed power monitoring solutions. Meanwhile, 54% plan to improve the monitoring of their power usage.
55% plan to reduce data center energy consumption via support infrastructure, and 45% are seeking to reduce idle resource energy usage.
40% raise the ambient air temperatures of their data centers to save on cooling costs.
36% want to add additional power capacity to address power issues.
56% measure and budget power and cooling capacity at the rack level in evaluating the power/cooling impact of adding servers.