Data Center Power Density Paradox
Data centers are like beehives with constant activity going on at every moment of time.
Driven by the constant need for delivering high performance and an always available IT infrastructure, data centers are working beyond normal capacities to support the burgeoning demands being placed on them. With the exponential growth in terms of number of servers, storage space and networking equipment, many business enterprises are facing shortage of power, cooling and space in their data centers.
Many times, the decisions for resolving the power space and cooling issues in a data center are driven by what the analysts and vendors have to say without taking into account the legacy IT environment of the organization. Strategic decisions like installing high density blade servers and storage, modular power systems, in-row cooling system, aisle contentment, virtualization and cloud computing to tackle power, cooling and space issues will only help if they are employed properly.