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Enterprise Datacenter Power Issues: What They Are and How to Address Them

Enterprise Datacenter Power Issues: What They Are and How to Address Them

This IDC Insight presents an analysis based on IDC's recent datacenter primary research, the 2014 U.S. Enterprise Datacenter Survey. In this document, we present key findings relating to the critical issue of power consumption that is facing managers of all enterprise datacenters. We provide analysis around our findings and recommendations around power issues to both datacenter managers and vendors selling into the datacenter market.



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IDC Opinion
In This Insight
Survey Methodology
Situation Overview
Power Leads Operating Expenses
PUE Rises as Footprint Grows
Power-Saving and Efficiency Initiatives
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Guidance for Datacenter Managers
Actions to Consider
Guidance for Vendors
Actions to Consider
Figure: Average PUE by Datacenter Size
Figure: Planned Datacenter Power Initiatives in the Next 18 Months by Size

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