IDC recently predicted that only one data center out of five is efficient. That leaves a tremendous amount of room for improvement, and this episode of Ahead of the Curve focuses on sales opportunities to increase efficiency. The rush to server virtualization solved many of the challenges that Server Sprawl created including problems around management and space requirements, yet it also introduced a new set of issues. Sever consolidation often requires higher power densities and cooling issues to handle hot spots. Host Himanshu Patel discusses how, working together, we can solve these challenges. He discuss four core initiatives including: 1) right sizing power and cooling systems with a modular approach, 2) delivering power efficiently, 3) using DCIM software to be more productive and 4) leveraging physical data center audits. Never has the phrase “Our partners’ prosperity is our priority,” been clearer than in the opportunities that exist for Partners and Schneider Electric in leading the way with energy solutions that drive efficiency in the data center.