Study: Data Centers Are in a Crisis of Power, CostBy Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2008-03-26 Email Print
An Uptime Institute study identifies a major issue: old, decommissioned servers that are still running and wasting power.
A new research study on data center capacity and energy efficiency has found that
ever-increasing power and cooling costs are affecting the economics of IT more
profoundly than many industry observers had thought.
The study, conducted by the Uptime Institute in Santa Fe, N.M., represented the views of 311 enterprise data center managers. The data was recorded over the last two weeks.
Forty-two percent of respondents indicated that their data centers would run out of power capacity within 12 to 24 months if they did no expansion. Twenty-three percent claimed they would run out of power capacity in 24 to 60 months. Similarly, 39 percent claimed that their data centers would run out of cooling capacity in 12 to 24 months, and 21 percent claimed they would run out of cooling capacity in 24 to 60 months.
Read the full article at eWEEK.