Preparing Data Center Infrastructure for Consolidation

Today’s business environment has created a data-on-demand infrastructure where data distribution is vital. This push in the industry now generates a greater demand for data center consolidation projects. As organizations continue to grow, their data center needs will evolve as well. This means that IT infrastructures will have to be relocated to more suitable environments – capable of handling the growing demand.

During one of these initiatives, one of the key steps is the preparation of the facility itself. This is where the high density pod design can really help. The high density pod overlay method has been used successfully in hundreds of commercial consolidation projects. Ensuring that the right infrastructure is in place and ready to operate is very important for a successful data center migration. In Preparing the Physical Infrastructure of Receiving Data Centers for Consolidation, a white paper from Schneider Electric,  IT administrators are able to evaluate the steps necessary in preparing a colocation facility to accept a new data center environment. Important considerations include:

  • The need for continuous business operation.
  • The use of high-density pods.
  • The design elements of a high-density pod.
  • Power requirements and redundancy needs.
  • Analyzing and establishing capacity needs.

There’s little doubt that the reliance on IT will only continue to grow. More organizations are utilizing greater amounts of bandwidth, hardware, and data center space. This growth translates to more colocation migration projects and a greater need for planning future environments. Download Preparing the Physical Infrastructure of Receiving Data Centers for Consolidation to gain a better understanding of using a high density pod design to create a more robust data center infrastructure.

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About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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