How to Upgrade A Data Center for Efficiency and Density

Whether it’s cloud, virtualization, big data or IT consumerization – the data center platform sits in the middle of all these solutions. Unfortunately, though, the data centers many businesses rely on at present lack the power and cooling capacity to handle those technologies.

Bill Kleyman

October 2, 2013

2 Min Read
How to Upgrade A Data Center for Efficiency and Density

Whether it’s cloud, virtualization, big data or IT consumerization, the increasing use of these platforms is driving data center demand. For enterprise data centers today the lack the power and cooling capacity for expansion limits the ability to handle those technologies.

Consider this: statistics from analyst firm, Gartner indicate the following:

  • 82.4 percent of total operating system deployments will be virtualized by 2016

  • The global public cloud services market will grow a projected 18.5 percent in 2013 to $131 billion. Furthermore, over 75 percent of enterprises worldwide plan to pursue a private cloud strategy by 2014.

  • 42 percent of IT leaders globally have either invested in big data or plan to do so within a year

In this this white paper, Eaton outlines the clear disadvantages of using packaged power and typical cooling solutions. Furthermore, they go on to describe the key components behind a best-of-breed efficiency and power density upgrade strategy. The conversation revolves around:

  • Utilizing sophisticated UPS hardware

  • Intelligent, compact power distribution

  • Flexible, high-efficiency containment

  • Intelligent, logical and complete management functionality

Finally, in working with the modern data center platform – it’s important to know the benefits of working with best-of-breed technologies which enhance efficiency as well as power density for your entire data center platform.

Utilizing best-of-breed power and cooling systems that maximize capacity and minimize waste without locking companies in to a limited set of deployment options and vendors is a far more effective approach. Download this white paper today to learn why many data centers are ill-equipped to support today’s most important new technologies; and see why packaged power and cooling solutions can be a flawed way to upgrade existing facilities. Furthermore, this paper describes the core components of a data center upgrade strategy capable of enhancing efficiency and power density more completely and cost-effectively.

About the Author(s)

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise technology. He also enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues about tech. His published and referenced work can be found on Data Center Knowledge, AFCOM, ITPro Today, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, TechTarget, DarkReading, Forbes, CBS Interactive, Slashdot, and more.

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