Data Center Energy Efficiency and Productivity
The costs of providing power, cooling and environmental site support for infrastructures are increasing faster than the performance gained from buying new servers. In raw dollars, that means the net value of adding new servers is far less than several years ago, and the trend points to an even lower ROI in the future. While chip and server makers are working to boost energy efficiency per cycle and per transaction, these solutions are not available just yet. This white paper will review five steps that corporations can take to significantly reduce operating costs and extend the capacity of data operations. Many of these initiatives are self-funding, but also one-time fixes. Implement these initiatives and reduce power consumption without having to wait for more power-efficient chips and technologies to be available.