How IT Plans to Add More Green to Data Centers

How IT Plans to Add More ‘Green’ to Data Centers

How IT Plans to Add More ‘Green’ to Data CentersHow 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.

Chilling OutChilling Out

37% say they experience data center cooling issues at least weekly, and 7% of those managers do so daily.

Management SolutionManagement Solution

53% say they use data center infrastructure management (DCIM) systems.

Seasoned ResponseSeasoned Response

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.

Top DCIM BenefitsTop DCIM Benefits

Lower costs: 75%, Allocation of more servers in the same amount of space: 65%, “Greener” data centers: 64%

Utility Function, Part IUtility Function, Part I

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.

Utility Function, Part IIUtility Function, Part II

55% plan to reduce data center energy consumption via support infrastructure, and 45% are seeking to reduce idle resource energy usage.

Heat Is OnHeat Is On

40% raise the ambient air temperatures of their data centers to save on cooling costs.

Power PlayPower Play

36% want to add additional power capacity to address power issues.

Impact AssessmentImpact Assessment

56% measure and budget power and cooling capacity at the rack level in evaluating the power/cooling impact of adding servers.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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