Andy Hawkins, 1E
We often hear advice telling us to “make better use of what you have” and technology such as virtualization has helped achieve exactly that. But are we skipping the basics? For instance, how do we monitor the data center to ensure powered devices are actually being used at all? This session explores the problem of unused servers. Whether they’re running old applications with no users, used briefly and then abandoned, or even never used, it’s all a waste of energy which can easily be avoided with tools and guidance. This session will discuss the results of the survey that was given and conclusions that can be drawn from it.