For IT staff, the responsibility to eliminate waste and common inefficiencies found throughout the data center is key to success. Data center managers that employ certain energy efficient strategies and technologies can make a big and measurable impact on their facilities’ bottom line. Intel’s Jeff Klaus explains how to eliminate waste and these common inefficiencies.
If you are trying to improve data center operating performance without replacing your existing infrastructure, there are a variety of economical tactics you can employ. Choosing to follow these strategies can help to keep your existing infrastructure productive and efficient, and on track with industry best practices.
A recent survey of 200 data center managers across the US and UK reveals that a large proportion of centers take a manual approach to planning and forecasting. Despite its limitations, MS Excel emerges as a popular tool and nearly one in ten resort to walking around a data center with a tape measure. Only just over half are able to benefit from using Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools.
America’s data centers have dramatically improved their energy efficiency, resulting in a small increase in power use during a period of explosive growth for cloud computing services.