Efficiency is a key objective when discussing data center design. Efficiency gains are typically focused completely on power and cooling. Efficiencies can be realized in many other areas resulting in additional cost savings, reliable network performance, easier maintenance, flexibility, and scalability.
Keeping up with the growing demands is becoming a very large problem for the data center manager day. Although important, a good power and cooling strategy doesn’t guarantee a good data center design. Even the most efficient power and cooling design doesn’t guarantee reliable network performance; a cable could be kinked or unplugged causing costly downtime. A good power and cooling design doesn’t simplify the installation and management of the infrastructure. The physical infrastructure can even hinder supplying power where needed and cause the cooling system to be less efficient. The success and efficiency of the data center can be maximized by considering five key elements; which is what this whitepaper from Legrand will cover.
Today’s data centers deliver critical services for the business. Trying to maximize efficiency in a data center design focused only on power and cooling strategies is short-cited. There are other efficiencies that will enhance the data center’s ability to cost-effectively adapt to business strategy changes and increased computing demand. Download this whitepaper to learn these additional data center design best practices.