Peter Westwood, Data Centre Director, SPIE UK, looks at energy efficiency within data centres and how addressing capacity planning challenges could be key to a more environmentally sustainable and cost-effective facility.
As data generation grows on a global scale it's proving to be a key driver of increased data centre energy consumption. In fact, there are predictions that show a trebling of data centre energy consumption in the coming years. This incredible demand means providers and owner occupier organisations will have to regularly manage and rationalise their power strategies to such increased data volumes.
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