The Raritan Blog

A Thanksgiving Message

Posted on November 23, 2011 by Greg More

Dear Data Center Manager,

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the USA. I’m finishing up this blog before heading to the grocery store to pick up the few things I forgot to purchase earlier in the week. How did I manage to forget mushrooms for the gravy?

The global economy is bad, many people are out of work, those fortunate enough to have work are stretched thin trying to get everything done and there is more than enough conflict in the world. But despite all that there are many things for which we can be thankful.

Those of us in the IT world have a lot to be thankful for. Data centers are being upgraded. Despite economic problems IT spending has stayed strong for 2011. There is growing interest in data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and the promise of DCIM solutions to make large and complex data centers easier and more efficient to manage and operate.

Dear Data Center Manager,

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the USA. I’m finishing up this blog before heading to the grocery store to pick up the few things I forgot to purchase earlier in the week. How did I manage to forget mushrooms for the gravy?

The global economy is bad, many people are out of work, those fortunate enough to have work are stretched thin trying to get everything done and there is more than enough conflict in the world. But despite all that there are many things for which we can be thankful.

Those of us in the IT world have a lot to be thankful for. Data centers are being upgraded. Despite economic problems IT spending has stayed strong for 2011. There is growing interest in data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and the promise of DCIM solutions to make large and complex data centers easier and more efficient to manage and operate.

But, it is you who is finding ways to cut costs while providing better services. You are reducing energy consumption at the same time that you are improving reliability. You are able to postpone the huge capital expenditures associated with data center expansions and yet grow at unprecedented rates.

These amazing accomplishments are possible because you are thinking hard about how to get the most and the best out of your IT assets. You have become the evangelist who preaches, “The way it’s always been done is not the way we should do it now.” Then you have had to bring about the new order by planning, testing, deploying, implementing and improving products, processes and practices. And you have had to make these changes while maintaining live, 24x7, mission critical systems.

Thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Greg