30 Nov Gartner: Data center problems ahead
Managing a data center is going to get harder in 2010. That’s according to researcher Gartner, which says problems associated with energy, space, and technology are set to worsen. As a result, IT managers would be smart to start looking for pragmatic ways to deal with the growing challenges.
“Energy costs are the fastest-rising cost element in the data center portfolio, and yet data center managers are still not paying sufficient attention to the process of measuring, monitoring, and modeling energy use in data centers,” Gartner researcher Rakesh Kumar said in a statement. “They need to realize that removing a single x86 server from a data center will result in savings of more than $400 a year in energy costs alone.”
To help IT managers with the challenges they face, Gartner has identified critical areas that need to be addressed.
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