26 Jul '11, 9am

How Thinking of IT as a Utility Can Improve Efficiency

We have partnered with Microsoft to run key findings from a recent white paper entitled The IT Energy Efficiency Imperative as a ten-part series. To read the full series, click here . The white paper can be downloaded here in PDF format . As we have seen in earlier posts in this series, server underutilization is a major barrier to energy efficiency. Most large IT departments have been trying to improve server utilization for some years, primarily through the use of server virtualization technology. But many of these efforts have stalled for a number of reasons including financial constraints, organizational politics, and a shortage of sufficiently skilled IT staff. Building a consolidated IT infrastructure often requires a significant up-front investment of time and money that doesn’t necessarily pay off right away, making it a challenge in a cost constrained environment....

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/thinking-utility-impr...

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