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INFRASTRUCTURE AUTOMATION BENEFITS MYTH OR MEANINGFUL.
There isn’t any such thing as “economy of scale” when data centers are concerned. Bigger is always more complex and the public cloud cost just shifts from a capital expenditure (capex) to an operating expense (opex). Big data center “efficiency” is another tall tale, as an IDC survey of 400 data center IT and facilities professionals finds that 35% of them have a PUE of 2.8 or higher. The power usage effectiveness (PUE) ratio measures how efficiently a computer data center uses energy. That’s quite interesting as big operators such as hyperscale cloud companies and large colocation providers claim a PUE between 1.1 and 1.4.Another phenomenon uncovered by the same IDC survey is that most data center operators (about 35%) are hiring additional IT staff to deal with the onslaught of growing equipment and application challenges. Sound familiar? It’s the same 1990s philosophy of adding more hardware to address shrinking bandwidth, all over again. It was better application awareness and network management visibility that quelled the flow of unneeded switches and routers. READ MORE