Customers Want Energy Efficient Data Center Solutions

1Customers Want Energy Efficient Data Center Solutions

79 percent of organizations have or are developing a strategy to consolidate servers, storage devices, power management tools and other equipment within their data centers.

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Among those, 60 percent say reducing energy consumption is a top driver for this consolidation.

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About three-fourths of all organizations say that they are actively working to reduce energy use in IT operations from the data center to the desktop.

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Among those, 56 percent say they have actually reduced IT energy costs by 1 percent or more.

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That’s an increased level of success compared to last 2008 results, when only 39 percent of organizations achieved at least a 1 percent cut in energy costs.

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Approximately 40 percent of IT professionals say that energy has increased importance in purchasing decisions.

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That’s gone up by a lot since last year, when only about a quarter said it was an important deciding factor.

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Only 17 percent of IT managers said that they believe the cost of energy efficient IT equipment is prohibitive.

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50 percent of organizations believe energy efficient IT offers their business a competitive advantage.

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Fewer than half of IT managers are offered incentive to reduce energy costs consumed by their departments.

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But two-thirds of IT managers say that understanding best practices in energy efficient IT is critical to their profession, because it offers a path to improved computing performance in power-constrained environments.

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Despite all this, very few organizations use EPA or Department of Energy metrics to track their power consumption. 85 percent do not use Power Usage Effectiveness and 89 percent do not use Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency.

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About three-fourths of all organizations say that they are actively working to reduce energy use in IT operations from the data center to the desktop.

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