Abstract - Every data center management choice has consequences. It can take your organization down the path towards efficiency and cost savings, or lead to wasted resources and money. How to handle the problem of “comatose” servers (servers that have been abandoned by application owners and users but are still racked and running) is one of those choices. Using the results achieved by real-world data centers, we show in infographic format how server decommissioning can affect the bottom line. It’s not just the servers themselves, but a whole host of associated costs that magnify the impact of each decision you make. See two contrasting scenarios play out over time: keeping comatose and underutilized servers running, or beginning an audit and decommissioning initiative today. Learn how you can save millions and be a real world success story… and avoid becoming a cautionary tale.