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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. MARK GAYDOS READ MORE