Data center operations represent the single biggest source of costs and enterprise-wide energy consumption for most large organizations. Data center facilities consume between 10 and 50 times the energy per floor space of a typical commercial office building. As a result, server consolidation and centralization have emerged as increasingly attractive options for accomplishing these twin objectives of cost and emission reduction.
Over the course of this executive discussion, we will explore:
- The strategic role data center consolidation and rationalization can play in reducing enterprise costs and environmental impact.
- The operational options and alternatives for achieving consolidation without compromising performance.
- The investments in talent, technology, and partnerships needed to effectively reduce carbon footprint without sacrificing performance;
- How modern platforms that accommodate today’s hybrid-cloud infrastructures – such as IBM LinuxONE – can be harnessed to ensure short, mid and long-term cost and sustainability objectives
Roger W Rogers, Principal IT Economics Specialist, IBM IT Economics, Americas
Monte Bauman, IBM LinuxONE Solution Architect
|1:30||Welcome and introductions|
|1:40||State of infrastructure consolidation, hybrid cloud adoption, and cloud repatriation strategies today|
|1:55||Key issues – and challenges – that enterprise technology leaders encounter as they move forward with server consolidation strategies and making the infrastructure more green|
|2:10||Tying cost-reduction to green-IT initiatives and objectives|
|2:25||Outcomes that enterprise leaders can expect from a cost and emissions reduction perspective|
|2:40||Closing and next steps|