Study: 90% of ASEAN DCs inefficient

Networks Asia Staff
Networks Asia
A new study by IDC finds that only 1 in 10 companies in ASEAN are operating efficient or ‘strategic’ data centers.
 
The study, commissioned by IBM, also found that 16.1% of data centers were operating at only a basic level of efficiency.
 
Data centers that are running at the highest levels of efficiency are able to allocate 49% of resources to new projects, as compared to those that are operating data centers at less efficient levels who can only apply 39% of resources.
 
The least efficient data centers are only able to support just over 1% of the number of physical servers that the most efficient organizations can, with a single full-time systems administrator.
 
There is an opportunity for further development for ASEAN organizations to fully optimize their IT facilities and assets to maximize capacity in the use of storage technologies and the management of power consumption.
 
According to the survey, only about 30% of ASEAN organizations are using storage optimization technologies and almost 26% not use any form of storage optimization technology (eg deduplication, thin provisioning, and storage virtualization) at all.
 
While 86% of the most efficient organizations in ASEAN measure power consumption of their main data center (compared to 48% the Basic organizations), only 50% of the strategic organizations measure their power usage effectiveness (PUE).
 
The study also says that 79% of the strategic organizations also forecast power demand for their primary data center compared to only 28% of the basic organizations
 

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