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UPS' Data Center Costs Slashed with IT Modernization
New technologies are popping up everywhere when it comes to managing the data center. New applications, workloads and service models are all being driven from the data center down to the end-user. As more organizations digitize their environments, the push for scalable and efficiency data center services will only continue to grow.
UPS was able to reduce its data center power by modernizing its IT. By doubling its processing power while dropping power consumption by 40 percent, and moving toward converged infrastructure, the company was able to perform what seems like impossible feats. Take, for example, how fast the company can ship to Amazon Prime members.
Members pay a yearly fee to have their goods shipped to their doors within a 48-hour time frame. The technological makeover allowed Amazon to work better with UPS to make this happen.
UPS’ move toward converged infrastructure means a simplified data center, making it more energy- and space-efficient while being less expensive to operate.
Converged Infrastructure combines several traditionally siloed IT components into a single optimized solution. By converging servers, data storage, networking equipment and software, Converged Infrastructure solutions provide a scalable and more cost efficient way to quickly deploy a more simplified IT infrastructure.
"UPS's multi-modal network allows us to provide unique logistic services to our customers and their customers," according UPS CIO Dave Barnes, according to Enterprise CIO Forum.
Data infrastructure remains one of the top cost centers at most businesses, and it may be an expense that few will be able to afford much longer. Converged infrastructure offers a low-cost, scalable alternative to the current state of affairs.
A leaner hardware configuration means better power, and better efficiency.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey
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