This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
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!