Insufficient management tools mean staff spend too much time managing servers
The IDC survey of 300 large European businesses found that one in four organisations were managing their servers and storage manually, leading to much higher costs compared with organisations that used some tools.
Only 14% of organisations had a fully integrated management framework. The research found that only 30% of companies saw datacentre operational cost as a priority, with 25% concerned specifically about software licence costs.
Nathaniel Martinez, programme director in IDC's Systems and Infrastructure group, said, "Datacentre managers are much more concerned with finding suppliers that can address the security and availability problems they are experiencing than with ensuring that their datacentre meets the requirements of their business.
More of the Computer Weekly article from Cliff Saran