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The Efficient Data Center: Resolving Power, Cooling and Space Concerns
Data center managers will face a lot of challenges over the next few years. In many facilities, three pressing problems need to be solved in the immediate future: limited power, increasing cooling demands, and space constraints.
The growing urgency of power and cooling problems is apparent to anyone who has been operating a data center over the last 10 years. Power and cooling are becoming as expensive as the IT equipment itself. In fact, power and cooling-driven utility bills now represent 25 percent to 40 percent of the operational expenditures in most data centers.