Case Studies for achieving a Return on Investment with a Hardware Refresh in Organizations with Small Data Centers
Doyle, J. and Bashroush, R. 2020. Case Studies for achieving a Return on Investment with a Hardware Refresh in Organizations with Small Data Centers. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing. 6 (4), pp. 599-611. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSUSC.2020.3031450
|Doyle, J. and Bashroush, R.
Data centers have been highlighted as a major energy consumer and there has been an increasing trend towards the consolidation of smaller data centers into larger facilities. Yet, small data centers exist for a variety of reasons and account for a significant portion of the total number of servers in the US. Frequent refreshes of IT hardware has emerged as a trend in hyper-scale data centers but little attention has been paid to how these savings can be achieved in small data centers. This work provides a comprehensive framework for the energy saving opportunities, while determining when a return on investment can be achieved to enable small data center operators to create credible business cases for hardware refreshes. Various data center deployment scenarios are used as case studies (based on real-life datasets) to validate the proposed concepts.
|IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing
|6 (4), pp. 599-611
|Accepted author manuscript
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|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
|15 Oct 2020
|Publication process dates
|12 Oct 2020
|26 Oct 2020
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