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How is the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Changing the Landscape? (Part 1)

Posted on May 8, 2017 by Rick Gonedes

Data centers are becoming more important with each passing day. One study estimates that data center construction worldwide will continue to grow at a rate of about 21% per year until 2018. Yet at the same time, the infrastructure that supports these mission-critical data centers is woefully inefficient on their best days. It is estimated that about 30% of servers in the United States alone were considered comatose - meaning that expensive computing assets are going to waste. Worldwide, experts estimate that about 10 million servers (representing about $30 million in capital) have not performed valuable computing work OR delivered data in the past six months.