IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue <$100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or innovative new technology — or both. This IDC Innovators study profiles Carbon Relay, CoolIT, Iceotope, and Virtual Power Systems and analyzes their approach and ability to improve datacenter efficiency and resiliency.
"Being more good steward of the earth's resources and reaching corporate sustainability goals remains a top objective. But more important for most organizations is providing resilient IT service because the very existence of the business depends upon it. While delivering resiliency and improving efficiency might seem like goals that are in competition with each other, IDC believes that they can be complementary. Improving resiliency, efficiency, and sustainability requires investing in innovative approaches to datacenter power, cooling, and space management," says Jennifer Cooke, research director, Cloud to Edge Datacenter Trends.