Will Cunningham, Disaster Recovery Consultant, Services Delivery, Lloyds TSB, joins Technology IQ to discuss the importance of getting every piece of the puzzle in place to successfully challenge data centre waste in the financial market.
Technology IQ: Will, to start off with, what’s the importance of data centre efficiency, from your perspective, as a professional who works in the financial market?
W Cunningham: I guess the world’s changing and we can see as we watch the news on a day by day basis that there’s not a lot of money out there. I think, traditionally, especially in the data centre space, there’s probably a never-ending budget, very deep pockets, and therefore nobody really had to consider efficiency in the context of IT budgets. There was always going to be a budget there for data centre space. I think we’re in a world now where we can no longer expect that to be the case, and therefore, with still rapid and ever-increasing demands on budgets, and especially if that is translated into data centre space, a new strategy, a new way of thinking, a new ethos, if you like, is actually something that is required for people who are accountable for data centre space.
Technology IQ: Do you have any experience that allows you to compare the importance of data centre issues across different industry sectors outside of finance, maybe from your career before you worked at Lloyds?
Part II - Choosing the Right Technology to Complete the Picture, from a Public Sector Perspective
Adrian Smales, Senior Independent IT Consultant and an expert in the experience of using different virtualisation technology – a comparative analysis, joins Technology IQ to discuss data centres from a public sector perspective, looking specifically at museums and heritage.
Technology IQ: Thanks for joining us. Now, first of all, why is it important to have a comparison analysis when one talks about different virtualisation technologies?
A Smales: I think it’s important because in today’s businesses there’s a great deal of choice and a lot of that choice is really dependent upon, I guess, business goals and drivers and existing technology. It’s very important to make sure that we can really sweat assets and maximise efficiency and make sure that we can drag all of the value out of technology.
Processing and storage have improved greatly over the years. Virtualisation technology is a very good way of being able to deliver more, I guess, bang for your buck.
Technology IQ: Absolutely. And what’s the importance of data centre efficiency from your perspective as a professional who works in the museums and heritage industry?
Adrian Smales and Will Cunningham will both be speaking at the forthcoming IQPC Data Centres Strategy and Best Practice Forum, due to take place from 6 – 7 March 2012, London. For information about this event please visit www.datacentrestrategy.com, email email@example.com or call 0207 036 1300.
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