I Used to be the [H] News Guy
- Nov 27, 2006
A study conducted by Stanford found that 30% of physical servers in data centers are comatose, meaning that they are using energy but not delivering any useful information. This number is the same as a previous study conducted in 2008. I know many of our readers work in or around data centers so do you agree with this research?
The researchers used data collected by TSO Logic, an energy efficiency software vendor, from nearly 4,000 physical servers in customer data centers. A server is considered comatose if it hasn't done anything for at least six months.
The high number of such servers "is a massive indictment of how data centers are managed and operated," said Koomey. "It's not a technical issue as much as a management issue."