Ghost Information Technology (IT) - it is not only about Alzheimer induced servers in the data centre

When a cyclist passes on while on the road it is traditional to leave a ghost bike at the spot where he was last alive. This is known as a ghost bike. In Information Technology (IT) we have something similar known as ghost servers. These servers are ones that have served their purpose but have inadvertently still been left powered up in a data centre. A well known IT consulting firm has stated that up to 28% of servers are ghost servers (refer here). What this means is that a significant portion of the operational bill is dedicated to resources that server to useful business requirement!

Read the article over at LinkedIn here.