Data Center Consolidation and Efficient IT

There are a lot of servers out there… I wrote an article recently which references the 2,000 data centers run by the US federal government. They’ve decided to reduce that amount by 40%.

It is interesting to step back and consider how we’ve ended up with so many servers, and what causes continual growth in server ownership. Clearly the US federal government, and I suspect most of us, are reaching a tipping point where some introspection occurs. A pause for thought… ”That much? Really? I’m sure last years utility bill wasn’t that high… OK, let’s work on reducing this.”

You can read the full article where I ponder how efficient IT applies to servers:
http://www.dailyenergyreport.com/2011/10/data-center-consolidation-and-efficient-it-strategies-to-streamline-and-reduce-wastage-in-your-server-estate/

Andy Hawkins, Product Manager, NightWatchman Server Edition

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