05 Aug The incredible shrinking data center
Some IT managers are saying ‘smaller is better’ when it comes to data-center size. Tom Gonzales is planning to shrink his company’s data center footprint from 45 feet by 15 feet to a mere 12 feet by 12 feet — and he couldn’t be happier. “We’re using more space than we need,” he says. “We’re going to return some of that to the company.”
Gonzales, senior network administrator for Denver-based Credit Union of Colorado, says smaller is better when it comes to data center size — now more than ever given the tight economy. “It’s time to do more with less,” he says.
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