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Power, Space And Cooling Capacity Emerging As Barriers To Datacenter Innovation According To Leading Market Research Firm

Nearly 85 percent of organizations say that issues with datacenter power, space and cooling capacity—as well as asset and uptime issues—resulted in delayed or aborted application rollouts, reduced ability to support customers, and unplanned reallocation of OpEx and CapEx budget away from strategic goals during the past year.

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According to an IDC study, these issues reduce IT's ability to support business innovation and get maximum business value from IT hardware and software investments.

More than 500 IT and facilities professionals at midsized and large organizations in North America, Western Europe and Latin America participated in the study entitled “ The Datacenter’s Role in Delivering Business Innovation: Using DCIM to Provide a Common Management Approach,”* which was sponsored by CA Technologies.

“Organizations are spending hundreds of billions of dollars each year on the infrastructure deployed in their datacenters, and even more on power and cooling plus IT and Facilities support staff to ensure that current and new applications are highly available,” said Richard Villars, vice president of Datacenter and Cloud at IDC and author of the study. “They must ensure this investment is being spent efficiently and effectively, and supporting the business' overall goals of delivering innovative new products and services.”

Unfortunately, as the study reveals, datacenter infrastructure issues are significantly undermining the business value returned by these investments. Specific issues cited by the 84 percent of respondents whose datacenter infrastructure is under-performing include power (27 percent), space (27 percent) and cooling (25 percent)—as well as imbalances in capacity across multiple sites.

The study revealed the most common reasons things go awry in the datacenter. These include:
  • Outdated datacenters. 57 percent of respondents admit that their datacenters are either “inefficient” or only “moderately efficient.”
  • Fragmented datacenter operations. Because IT and facilities staff manage different aspects of datacenter operations, organizations are not able to implement coherent processes, policies or metrics.
  • Inconsistent datacenter information. Without clear visibility into key datacenter infrastructure metrics, decision-makers can't accurately plan capacity, pro-actively discover potential problems, or optimize allocation of resources such as power, cooling, network connectivity, rack and floor space.

The study highlights the fact that datacenter management tools are often manual and fragmented. It suggests that a more unified approach to Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) can empower organizations to get more value from their existing datacenter investments and better support IT-based business innovation.

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