Technical Forum 2011 – Determining the Implication of Unused Servers and How They Can Be Addressed

02 March, 2011 | Presentation

Andy Hawkins, 1E

A recent survey conducted by The Green Grid revealed four-fifths of data center operators are not looking for unused servers as part of regular operations. Those who do find, on average, 10% of their servers are running without being used. This session investigates the cost of wasteful servers and why ignoring them can put the ROI of virtualization at risk. Also explained are new approaches to monitoring servers, where power and usage measurements are combined with business value to shine a spotlight on a hidden problem within the data center.