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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for Extreme Low-Energy Servers

Published: 06 February 2012

ID: G00230702

Analyst(s): Carl Claunch

Summary

Extreme low-energy servers are greener than traditional servers. Additionally, they can solve shortages of energy and space in the data center, as well as slash operating costs. Deploying them in the wrong roles or without proper planning can waste energy, space, money and natural resources.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Impact: Some Clients Facing Shortages of Available Space, Energy or Cooling Capacity in Their Data Centers Can Resolve or Mitigate the Issue and Defer the Need to Build or Acquire Additional Space by Use of an ELE Server
  • Impact: IT Organizations for Whom the Costs of Powering and Housing Systems Are Sizable May Be Able to Significantly Drive Down Those Costs by Adopting ELE Servers
  • Impact: IT Organizations That Wish to Become More "Green," Even if That Increases IT Costs, May Find an ELE Server a Very Effective Way to Achieve That Goal
  • Impact: IT Organizations Implementing ELE Servers May Suffer an Increase, Rather Than the Intended Decrease, of Costs, Space and Energy if Not Applied to the Right Workloads or in the Right Situations

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