According to CDW’s 2010 Energy Efficient IT Report, just 17 percent of the government IT managers surveyed (federal, state and local) currently track PUE (power usage effectiveness). A pity, but at least the vast majority, 79 percent in fact, are planning or are already in the midst of data center consolidation projects.
Washington Technology shares some interesting data on what federal government’s doing to drive efficiency:
Among federal respondents developing a data center consolidation strategy, the number one driver is reduced energy consumption (64 percent), followed by reduced expenditures on data center hardware, software, and operations (55 percent) and improved IT security (54 percent).
Interesting to see energy efficiency rank higher than costs savings, but it speaks to the rising costs of keeping those servers powered. But it also exposes a little bit of a conundrum. How do they expect to validate their data center consolidation strategies without measuring for PUE?
Makes you wonder, huh?
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