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Cassatt survey on data center efficiency: Some great findings



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
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Data center power management
Green data center

Data center power management software and cloud computing company Cassatt Corp. has a great survey out now on users’ perceptions of data center efficiency. What makes the survey especially powerful is it’s in its second year, so it can be compared to last year.

Jay Fry from Cassatt has a couple blog posts on the survey, and takes a detailed look at how the results this year differ from last year (check out our own report on Cassatt’s survey last year). I won’t go into all the details of the posts, each of which are worth your time to read, but here’s a quick bullet list on some of the findings:

Good

  • More companies have a corporate “green” initiative
  • More people know how efficient their data center is, and are measuring it
  • More companies have a data center efficiency program in progress
  • The IT/facilities gap is shrinking

Bad

  • Fewer companies can justify shutting off servers when they’re not being used
  • Users are still going primarily to vendors to get information on data center efficiency (as opposed to the media or industry groups like The Green Grid and The Uptime Institute)

Check out Fry’s first post and second post for all the details.

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