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Published 19th April, 2012 by Ambrose McNevin
Data center operational efficiency best practices: Enabling increased new project spending by improving data center efficiency is an IBM study that developed a data center operational efficiency model for assessing the capability levels of today’s data center and describes the ways IT organizations can progress along the path of data center transformation. The report was written by IDC, which also executed the survey and interviews on behalf of IBM.
Today’s data center is changing rapidly. Many enterprises are integrating new technology solutions to modernize and evolve their organizations. Most are pursuing a path to ensure appropriate levels of IT service delivery and cost efficiency and alignment to business goals. For some data centers this means providing state of the art levels of availability, flexibility, and scalability, while for others the goal may be to provide “sufficient” levels of services while keeping new capital