Optimizing Your Data Center for Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is generating lots of discussion among data center operators focused on its potential to drive efficiency up while also driving costs down. This white paper delivers best practices for managing cloud architecture in your data center.

Cloud computing is generating enormous amounts of discussion and excitement in the data center world. Data center operators are excited about how cloud technology can drive efficiency higher while also driving costs lower. This white paper delivers best practices for managing cloud architecture in your data center.

Research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) expects global spending by enterprises on cloud services to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 26 percent between 2009 and 2013, from $17.4 billion to $44.2 billion. Within a matter of years, experts predict, most businesses will utilize at least some cloud-based applications and services.

Yet for all its capacity to streamline management and boost agility, cloud computing poses unique power, cooling and availability challenges as well. To meet them, data center managers must increase the strength and resiliency of both their electrical and mechanical infrastructures.

This white paper from Eaton examines some of the forces behind rising adoption of cloud-based solutions, explores how cloud architectures impact data centers and discusses a series of concrete best practices and technologies that can help companies collect the benefits of cloud computing without compromising uptime or overwhelming their power and cooling systems. Click here to download this white paper.

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