Data Center Server Performance

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted May 21, 2010

For companies looking to squeeze greater efficiencies out of their data center investments, it is important to know that solutions that drive improved server performance may not be complex or expensive. According to this report on, changing hardware trends can also place additional pressure on supporting infrastructure such as power and cooling.

To squeeze greater efficiencies out of data center investments, it makes sense to start the process on the server side.

"It makes no sense to invest in something new until you know how you’re using what you already have. Jack Gold, president and principal analyst of J.Gold Associates, recommends investing in some internal analysis to better understand whether existing server resources are being optimally leveraged.

"'Data center managers should look at what kinds of workloads they are running, what apps are being used, and how much CPU and memory and disk resources are being used,' says Gold. 'They can then analyze this data to see where the bottlenecks are and where they should put the emphasis. Many companies just go ahead and buy a new CPU, when often they can just look at memory utilization or speed up disk access through faster disks or through ‘staging’ disks with faster up-front cache.'"

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