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What would you do with 50% more of your IT budget to allocate to new projects?

The IBM Data Center Study found that highly efficient data centers allocate 50% more of their IT budget to new projects, yet only 21% of data centers are highly efficient. Learn what makes data centers highly efficient and how you can improve them further.

IT demands are increasing. Budgets remain flat and 70 percent of every IT dollar is spent on managing the current data center environment. But smarter data centers are responding faster to change—and transforming operational costs. That’s because new analytics-based services provide the capability to gain new insights into data center operations and actively monitor and manage for continual improvement. Bottom line: Nothing beats analytics for improving data center management.

By transforming insights into action, analytics-based services can help you:

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    Evaluating solutions

    In this white paper, The Value of Smarter Data Center Services (PDF, 373KB), IDC offers an overview of how IT organizations can optimize their data centers to obtain value now while building the foundation for future IT innovation. Strategies for rationalization, consolidation, virtualization and cloud computing are all discussed.

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    Xcel Energy fuels conservation efforts with a cost-saving high-density zone data center. Confronted with aging systems and data center design limitations, an energy provider seeks a highly efficient cooling solution to support a systems refresh—without a data center redesign. Read how (PDF, 146KB).

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    See what IBM has done

    With over 400 data centers worldwide, IBM is constantly uncovering innovative ways to operate smarter data centers. See how our data center transformation efforts have resulted in over a billion dollars saved, reduced risks, greater energy efficiency, increased flexibility and improved operations and services. Read our story (US)


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