Unified Design: Gains in Capacity, Efficiency

The drive to increase data center efficiencies has been unrelenting for a decade or more. Pressure to decrease power consumption and increase data center density are seemingly at odds with increasing demand for compute, storage and networking capabilities. Yet this white paper from Enterprise Management Associate (EMA), prepared for Cisco, reports on how a holistic approach to data center management can allow for increased data center capacity while at the same time reducing power need.

In a report to the US Congress, the EPA states “Increasing power density can lead to a situation in which companies are forced to build new data centers not because they are running out of floor space but because they need power and cooling beyond what can be provided in their existing data centers. If the power consumed (and resulting heat generated) in data centers can be reduced through energy-efficiency measures, the existing infrastructure can continue to meet cooling and power needs, and costly investments in new data centers can be deferred.”

This report from EMA shows how organizations that are concerned with decreasing energy consumption while increasing capacity and speed to market can benefit from a holistic data center management approaches like the Cisco’s Unified Computing System UCS. The report also shows a comparison of total cost of ownership of Cisco and HP Systems. Click here to down this white paper.

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About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; Geek.com and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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