As data centers managers and operators around the globe try to keep up with rising compute demand, and more server capacity is deployed, they increasingly find value in moving their servers to the cloud. The growing reality of a remotely working world has accelerated this upward trend even more.
During migration, it’s common to inadvertently leave behind or keep servers that aren’t in use any more, except that they continue to run, and run inefficiently in the background. These unused and underutilized servers can add millions of dollars to an energy bill and place high demand on the resources needed to support them.
In this paper from Chatsworth Products (CPI), examine a two-pronged strategy that includes the integration of intelligent power distribution units (PDUs) and Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software, that when combined, can help data center managers and operators:
- Track historical consumption reports so they can compare against baseline consumption and identify candidates that should be decommissioned
- Obtain valuable, actionable power, current, environmental and security information that helps to optimize system performance and efficiency and reduce costs