Dilbert’s Top 5 Lessons for the Data Center: Number Three

RJ Tee
June 09, 2015

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Number 3) Data Center consolidation saves huge amounts of money in the long term and is driving a lot of data center spending right now

  • These projects are being driven by security concerns, company growth, disaster recovery, cost savings, aging facilities, mergers, etc.
  • The list of cost-cutting opportunities is nearly endless: power, cooling, maintenance, physical space, licensing, etc. 
  • Great time to also look for a location that can provide alternate power sources like (wind, solar, and geothermal) to reduce or eliminate your carbon footprint.
  • Power selection can increase efficiency including 3-Phase 400V power solutions (230 or 240V to the device) to reduce conversion losses and heating.
  • Updating facilities with more efficient servers also reduces costs greatly.
  • Increasing the data center’s operating temperature and looking at alternative cooling solutions like free cooling can greatly reduce costs as well.
Dilbert’s Top 5 Lessons for the Data Center: Number Two