GOAL or METRIC: Have strategy to increase data center density

RATIONALE: Increased compute density of servers is another key path to efficiency. Today’s servers simply pack more performance per square inch.  There are more choices and form factors to typical tower and rack mounted servers:  Blades and purpose-built servers designed for specific workloads such as web or cloud.


  • According to Intel, in just four years, performance has increased so dramatically that what once took 184 single-processor servers can now be done with just 21, and while at the same time reducing power consumption by 90%. Payback can be as few as 8 months just in performance and power savings alone. So the key metric is a simple one: Embrace greater density in your infrastructure.