UII DATA REPORT 123 | JANUARY 2024
Data Report

Tools to watch and improve power use by IT are underused

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Douglas Donnellan
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Jay Dietrich
25 Jan 2024
8 min read

Managers with responsibility for the IT at their facilities can do more to increase the work performed for each unit of energy consumed, Uptime Intelligence research suggests. Tools are available to help increase the utilization of server, storage and network equipment and reduce the power demand of the hardware at lower utilization levels, but they are often not used.

The Uptime Institute IT and Power Efficiency Survey 2023 asked data center operators about the data they are collecting as well as the metrics tracked to assess and report their work-per-energy performance. The results show that opportunities for reducing energy use and costs are often overlooked.

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