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From Interop, NYC: Extend the life of your data center presented by Doug Oathout

 At Interop in NYC last week, I had the opportunity to check out the session from HP’s VP of Converged Infrastructure, Doug Oathout presenting on technologies to extend the life of your data center.


In this session, Oathout outlined how companies can reverse the power consumption trend and extend the life of the data center through best practices, solid planning and new technologies. By using a combination of consolidation, systems management, and green technologies, companies can get more capacity out of their current data center while allowing them to be more efficient in their business.


Top take-away points from the session:


To extend the life of your data center:


1) standardize, decrease foot print


2) implement holistic virtualization. lead to efficiency


3) manage entire environment, measure and control


Data center standardization results:


1) Fewer pieces of equipment


2) Less power consumption


3) Smaller foot print


Virtualization results:


1) Increased utilization


2) Reclaim trapped capacity


3) Improved resiliency


"Start virtualizing, it's your path to automation.." HP Converged Infractructure Doug Oathout



Technologies Doug Oathout pointed out that will assist in extending the life of your data center:



View the full presentation from the session at Interop:



Questions or comments? Let us know.


About the speaker:

Doug Oathout is responsible for articulating the HP Converged Infrastructure strategy and portfolio. Previously, Oathout was vice president of Green IT and business development for HP Enterprise Business , where he led strategy, solution development and marketing for HP’s Green IT solutions. Green IT is one of the cornerstones of converged infrastructure. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Oathout brings extensive experience in solution development, marketing and strategic alliances to his current role. He has broad experience running business units and marketing.


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