IT & Network Infrastructure : Seven Steps for Cutting Data Center Costs

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2009-06-16 Print this article Print
Seven Steps for Cutting Data Center Costs

Seven Steps for Cutting Data Center Costs

Rationalizing hardware, consolidating facilities and better managing energy costs are among the ways IT administrators can reduce their data center costs, according to a report from industry research firm Gartner. While all seven suggestions put forth by Gartner are common-sense steps that have been discussed to some extent for years, the global recession is putting even more pressure on IT managers to find ways to do more while trimming expenses, according to Gartner analyst Rakesh Kumar. By taking the necessary steps, enterprises can find significant savings in their data centers. For example, Kumar said, removing a single x86 server can save more than $400 a year in energy costs alone. The recommendations are part of a study by Gartner titled "How to Cut Your Data Center Costs" that the research firm announced June 11. By Jeffrey Burt

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