Green Facility Study Released

Clustered NAS solutions provider ONStor announced on Tuesday it has released results from an independent survey of 369 IT decision makers regarding the status of turning their data centers "green." Sixty-three percent of those surveyed said that their data centers had run out of space, power or cooling capacity without warning.

Although the power consumption of an enterprise's data center is large, 40 percent of respondents have not discussed a green initiative within their company. Meanwhile, 60 percent reported that they had a green initiative in place, would have one in place in the next two years, or had at least talked about it with management.

"What we find most interesting from this survey is how many executives aren't implementing solutions to address these challenges," says ONStor CEO Bob Miller. "There's a disconnect between having an awareness of the need to lower power consumption in the data center and doing something about it. At ONStor, we're committed to help our customers change that by offering highly scalable, energy-efficient solutions that offer tremendous ROI of 50 to 90 percent cost savings over traditional file storage solutions."

Additionally, 43 percent of respondents reported they could stay in their current infrastructure for only six months to one year if they changed nothing, 24 percent reported that the cost and time of building another data center is the most serious issue driving the reduction of data infrastructure power consumption and nearly 40 percent say they would go green if doing so resulted in 20 to 50 percent cost.

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