01-11-2015: Data Center Effectiveness Metrics - 2015

Data center executives must eliminate their gross inefficiencies or face disintermediation by cloud providers within three to five years. Unfortunately, data center executives have set a low bar for improving their data center effectiveness and efficiency within and across data centers as part of their cost cutting and optimization efforts. The gains in the last year have been minimal compared to the opportunity. What still holds a number of executives back from making major strides in strategic optimization planning are the identification of problem points, starting points, metrics, paybacks, and desired target state.