Servers: Why Thrifty Isn’t Nifty

Kenneth Brill at Forbes says we are currently in the biggest data center construction boom in history. At the same time, this boom is dramatically weakening the future flexibility and financial performance of information technology:
“If we are going to install an additional 5 million servers before 2010, senior IT executives had better understand the true cost of server ownership in order to make the right investment decisions. IT power consumption is going up so rapidly that data centers, which used to cost $20 million to build, now can cost $100 million–and some are in the $500 million range, excluding hardware and network costs.” Full Story


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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