ZDE Survey Shows Cost/Power Savings Main Motivators for Data Center Upgrades

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ZDE Survey Shows Cost/Power Savings Main Motivators for Data Center Upgrades

The current mantra, "Doing More with Less," is clearly borne out in a Ziff Davis Enterprise research study, which asks IT decision-makers how their data center upgrades are affecting business performance.

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IT managers and CIOs who fret that a server or data center consolidation project might cause problems with application performance probably are worrying for nothing. Eighty-seven percent of those surveyed doing data center consolidations reported little or no impact on the company's application performance as a result of the project; 86 percent reported the same thing regarding server consolidation.

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It's a fact that a healthy number of data center managers and CIOs are concerned about the possible effects of the recession on consolidation projects, whether they are pre-budgeted or not. Thirty-eight percent of those queried believe that such efforts could be suspended/halted or decreased slightly due to the downturn; 28 percent of server consolidation-project managers believe the same thing.

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Forty-three percent of IT managers surveyed believe that air conditioning and power management are the most critical areas of concern when an enterprise undergoes a data center consolidation project.

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Blade servers continue to replace older, less-dense rack servers at a fast clip. However, about three-quarters of all respondents believe that their inclusion in the data center has little or no effect on virtualization or consolidation projects.

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