Bryce Olson, at The Server Room Blog has written an interesting and detailed post on how server performance can reduce overall IT expenses. In the post he quotes Vernon Turner, the Senior VP of IDC’s Enterprise Infrastructure, Consumer and Telecom research group as saying:
“I think TCO is top of mind when customers evaluate server infrastructure. Performance is important because that drives how many servers are required to achieve the customers productivity goals. And that drives the downstream costs associated with software, power & cooling, rack/floor space, networking and maintenance fees.”
Seems obvious, right? But is it really something you’re thinking about when you’re managing the performance of your server farm? There are performance issues that impact the user experience and there are performance guidelines and sizing issues that can seriously impact your IT budget.
Please read the entire Server Room Blog post here.