Gartner: Energy Woes to Worsen in 2010

An APril 2009 interactive poll by Gartner found a surprising number of IT professionals that had not yet considered data center metrics.

An April 2009 interactive poll by Gartner on ther usage of emergy metrics found a surprising number of IT professionals that had not yet considered the issue.

The energy, space and technology problems currently facing data center managers are set to worsen in 2010, according to Gartner, Inc. These issues will continue to plague users in 2010, said Gartner, which has framed some of these issues in a new Q&A, Critical Issues Facing Data Center Managers.

“Energy costs are the fastest-rising cost element in the data center portfolio, and yet data center managers are still not paying sufficient attention to the process of measuring, monitoring and modeling energy use in data centers,” said Rakesh Kumar, research vice president at Gartner. “They need to realize that removing a single x86 server from a data center will result in savings of more than $400 a year in energy costs alone.”

These issues will be a focus of the Gartner Data Center Conference scheduled for Dec. 1-4 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Data Center Knowledge readers can save $400 on their registration by using the priority code DCK when you sign up.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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