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IT and Facilities Shouldn't Be Isolated

The idea of Green Computing or Data Center efficiency is nothing new. It's a topic I tackled in two separate articles: "Green IT: More Data, Less Juice" and "Green IT: The Gift that Keeps on Giving."

IDC doesn't think everyone gets it yet, and a recent report advices IT to develop closer bonds with facilities managers.

IDC kind of backs into the discussion by talking about the move toward virtualization, cloud computing and on-demand services. All these apparently demand faster deployment, which means the facilities folks have to get the data center ready with more capacity, more cooling and a solid overall plan for continued expansion.

CA paid for the report, as well it should -- it makes a bundle selling data center management software (DCIM).

IDC goes on to promote the concept of DCIM, claiming its makes data center more efficient and easier for IT to visualize.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/07/2011 at 1:18 PM


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