Is Your Data Center Ready for the Summer?

Today is the first day of summer, which is often the most challenging season for data center operators. That’s particularly true in areas where the summer heat sometimes leads to brownouts or load shedding as utilities try to manage high system loads.

To help data center managers prepare, has an interview with Steven Harris, the director of data center planning for the Forsythe Solutions Group. Harris offers a number of tips that may be useful in summer-proofing your facility, particularly if it is an older data center. Systems Management News also tackles the topic, focusing on the importance of monitoring equipment during hot weather.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.