Happy Halloween from Uptime Institute…
The recent NY Times feature on data center efficiency may have the industry running scared, but you don’t to be just another victim! Fight back and Join the Uptime Institute Server Roundup.
The Uptime Institute Server Roundup contest was introduced around Halloween 2011 to encourage the removal and recycling of obsolete IT equipment in an effort to decrease data center energy use. Last year’s first place winner, AOL, rounded up close to 10,000 zombie servers and saved its organization over $5 million. That’s some scary savings.
Decommissioning a single 1U rack server can result in a savings of $500 per year in energy costs, an additional $500 in operating system licenses, and $1,500 in hardware maintenance costs.
Text of the video:
Sit back and let me regale you with a cautionary tale
of a data center gone rigid and stale, where the IT managers
cowered in fear of unplugging outdated servers and gear.
Obsolete applications ran on neglected racks, waiting
for long-abandoned business units to come back.
All the while, sucking up mechanical cooling from the CRACs,
and the dark lords of license fees collected their tax.
The worst part? It didn’t have to end this way… Kill zombie servers.
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Server Roundup Rules here, or email Matt Stansberry, Director of Content and Publications for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.