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How to save money in the data centre

Plus, videoconferencing and the server marketrn

December 1 , 2009
Gartner gives data centre energy-saving tips
Network World
Deni Connor shares some of research firm, Gartner’s tips on how to save on energy in the data centre.

“Gartner predicts that energy, space and technology problems will worsen in 2010 and that IT managers will need to find pragmatic ways to deal with them. According to Gartner, removing a single x86 server from a data centre will save $400 a year in energy costs. Gartner says that IT needs to analyze their data centre costs, consolidate data centre sites, manage energy and facilities costs and further, manage people costs. Among tips Gartner made were raising the temperature of the data centre to 24 degrees Celsius, using outside air as an alternative to air conditioning, using blanking plates and adopting hot aisle/cold aisle configurations.”

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Masters of Unified Communications: Sponsored by Avaya Previous Article Hosted Telepresence
Network World
Johna Till Johnson writes about the videoconferencing space.

“Nearly three-quarters of companies Nemertes works with are deploying or planning to deploy some form of video conferencing within their organizations, with the strongest growth areas being desktop and telepresence.”

Server sales stabilizing, says study
Channel Register
Timothy Prickett Morgan .

“According to the box counters at Gartner … worldwide server revenues fell by 15.5 per cent in Q3, to $10.7 billion. And shipments fell even faster, down 17.1 per cent, to 1.92 million units. While there are some currency effects that make the server racket seem a bit stronger in terms of revenues as sales are translated into strengthening U.S. dollars, the fact that the market has grown sequentially from the second quarter – as it almost always does – was cause for relief. But not yet celebration.”