Achieving the best return on investment for a data centre can be a daunting task of balancing IT performance requirements with energy efficiency initiatives. While the later is deemed important due to government regulations, industry compliance or plain and simple cost considerations, it seems to lose momentum when battling for attention with performance and availability concerns.
In its essence, green IT is about pinpointing the areas of improvement and seeking to strike the right balance between energy efficiency initiatives and performance requirements. It is no longer a game of either-or, and with visionary DCIM tools to support the data centre planners throughout the journey, it has never been easier to strive for running the most energy efficient data centre, while still honouring the ever changing requirements from the business.
Organisations adopting DCIM tools often see a huge boost in productivity for their data centre and IT functions. This is mainly due to the increased transparency across the operation and means of easier cooperation between the various groups, making DCIM adoption a great first step into green IT compliance.
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