Peter Westwood, data centre director, SPIE UK, takes a look at energy efficiency within the data centre, and how addressing capacity planning challenges could be the key to a more environmentally sustainable, cost-effective facility.
The growth of data generation on a global scale is proving to be a driver of increased data centre energy consumption. In fact, there are predictions that show a trebling of data centre energy consumption in the next few years. With this in mind, providers and owner occupier organisations must constantly manage and rationalise their power strategies to meet the increased data volumes.
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