As Computing Demand Heats Up, So Do Data Centers

14-02-216-2Many data centers start out as a few racks in a computer room or network closet. As computing needs grow – driven by factors ranging from business expansion to VoIP to virtualization – more equipment and higher wattages are packed into each rack, often without following a master plan. More equipment means more power consumption and more heat. At the same time, disorderly growth leads to haphazard rack layouts and unmanaged airflow. The result is a cobbled-together environment characterized by cooling inefficiencies.

 

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