Data Centers

Strategies for Solving the Datacenter Space, Power, and Cooling Crunch

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Executive Summary

Driven by the need to continually deploy new applications and support a larger number of internal and external customers, IT organizations everywhere are finding themselves in a space, power, and cooling crunch. A legacy of silo-architected applications with no resource sharing, and legacy, energy-inefficient servers, all sized to handle the maximum possible workload, have conspired to push datacenters to the limits in terms of real estate and energy consumption. Indeed, many datacenters built to last 10 to 15 years have reached a premature end of life because they were not built to support the growth that actually has taken place.

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