Data Center Improvements for Long-Term Savings
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
There is a tremendous difference between data center improvements and simple space expansions. For true hard-dollar savings, data center improvements must include identifying redundancies so unneeded equipment can be unplugged and eliminated. Updates should include consolidating applications whenever possible, employing energy-efficient technologies and finding ways to streamline personnel without sacrificing quality. By making improvements in the data center, companies can save money while improving their IT infrastructures. At the same time, they can reduce their electrical consumption and make an important difference in the volume of carbon emissions they generate. Modernization and moderation are the keys. With better facility design and management, companies can improve and maximize their overall efficiency, saving hard dollars. This paper looks at some of the methods and benefits.