DUBLIN, April 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata Universe EMEA-- Greater utilization of processing power has been a key driver and sought-after benefit of corporate private cloud computing implementations to centralize and share computing resources and increase utilization to 60 percent or higher. Today, only about 25 percent of the available processing power of virtualized servers is being utilized by many companies that adopt virtualization, a Gartner analyst recently told CIO magazine(1). Teradata (NYSE: TDC - News) today announced important new private cloud capabilities to help companies effectively realize much greater utilization.
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Teradata's Active Data Warehouses (ADW) have been providing customers with 90 to 100 percent utilization for years. The consolidation and centralization of numerous under-utilized, disparate data marts has resulted in data and analytics being more efficiently shared from one, centralized ADW among multiple organizations and thousands of users. In addition to the utilization benefits of an integrated, private cloud approach, the Teradata ADW Private Cloud provides customers with richer insights for better decisions and competitive advantage.
As a data warehouse private cloud, the Teradata ADW directly addresses a major pain point with CIOs by ensuring computing resources are optimized, and fully utilized - a significant economic advantage to any IT organization. By consolidating data warehouse servers onto a Teradata ADW Private Cloud, IT executives and their teams can be certain that their computing resources are fully utilized and producing ROI on a 7X24 basis.
In addition to reducing the number of servers and storage, a Teradata ADW Private Cloud also delivers both capital and operating expense savings, including labor, data center space, power and cooling. With the unique architecture of a Teradata ADW Private Cloud, companies can gain benefits without the performance penalty of more traditional virtualization approaches.
"Leading companies have consolidated underutilized servers and storage onto a Teradata ADW Private Cloud, reducing costs while increasing utilization of their IT resources," said Scott Gnau, president, Teradata Labs. "By eliminating data marts, many with only 10-20 percent utilization, companies can consolidate onto a Teradata ADW Private Cloud running at 90 to 100 percent utilization."
Furthermore, by consolidating data marts onto a Teradata ADW Private Cloud, companies can integrate the data, which gives users a unified version of the most relevant data more quickly and at less cost for better business intelligence across disciplines and processes.
Business users can also benefit from better control of their computing resources with the self-service capabilities of a Teradata ADW Private Cloud. In less than five minutes, business users can easily meet the demand for analytics by creating a fully functioning data lab to provision and manage data required for their particular needs.
These resource utilization and self-service benefits are enabled by several key characteristics of a Teradata ADW Private Cloud:
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Teradata Active Data Warehouses Provide Private Cloud Benefits -- TODAY