Intel® Data Center Manager: A Powerful Tool for Data Center Efficiency, Management, and Sustainability
As Intel’s business grows, increased demands on the data center have required greater innovation and new strategies and technologies that support not just lowering costs and improving efficiency, but also meeting environmental responsibility goals. Today’s environmental and climate-change challenges make managing data centers in a sustainable way – part of our new normal. Intel’s RISE (Responsible, Inclusive, and Sustainable to Enable) strategy and goals include achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in global operations by 2040. This goal is requiring Intel to apply breakthrough solutions and processes throughout the organization, including data centers. These solutions are helping to manage growing demands on the data center which are seeing a steady growth of 30-40% annually (across compute, storage and networking). Intel® Data Center Manager (Intel® DCM) allows us to address these demands while providing a complete picture of all the equipment in the room. It’s part of a solution that is helping us achieve an overall savings of USD 5.9 billion. We achieved this while improving quality-of-service (QoS) levels and reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for business applications. This has allowed us to improve IT operational efficiency and environmental responsibility.