Maximizing Data Center Efficiency, Capacity and Availability through Integrated Infrastructure by Emerson Network Power is a smart and logically formatted whitepaper. It outlines typical pain points for the data center professional, as well as best practices that will help to increase efficiency and add value to the bottom line. The paper dives into this discussion and offers three scenarios that back up what it presents.
As every IT professional can attest the greatest challenges confronting the data center is evolving physical change. Change that is brought about by data proliferation, which can lead to a host of other issues such as congestion, connectivity, managing scalability, and how to best optimize power and cooling.
This paper offers seven best practices defined in three distinct areas - design and deployment, operation, as well as management and planning. This blueprint is then applied to several scenarios. They are a build out to a non IT room, a new data center and upgrading an existing facility. In utilizing this practical view, this whitepaper highlights the previous noted challenges and shows how these best practices can increase efficiency and improve the cost effectiveness of the data center.