IDC Introduces Innovative Tool to Enable Strategic Decisions Around Server Migration, Consolidation, and the Cloud – Qualified Performance Indicator (QPI)

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IDC Press Release

International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced a unique data set and tool that empowers IT managers to assess the performance quotient of an installed base of servers within a datacenter and compare that with alternative solutions using a common set of performance metrics. One of the core outputs of this data is called the IDC Qualified Performance Indicator, or QPI, which provides a server’s relative performance versus other servers.

End users, value added resellers (VARs), IT services companies, and server vendors are challenged in today’s economy to develop and deploy new technology to keep up with the increasing and unexpected demands of new applications that can stress a company’s processing potential. Over the next several years, datacenter managers will migrate and consolidate their infrastructures, as well as incorporate some level of cloud services throughout their IT support infrastructure. Choosing the right servers or mix between physical, virtualized, and cloud servers can be complicated. Read more

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