September 30, 2010
Data center infrastructures have grown and evolved in step with technology advancements. In amassing the most-advanced technologies and powerful IT equipment to process the ever-growing data spawned by the Internet era, data centers today are sprawling information fortresses —reaching over one million square feet and processing terabytes and petabytes of information daily. The creation of the modern data center focused on uptime and availability, and without much thought to energy— so it is no surprise that today’s data centers are not energy efficient. With their insatiable appetite for energy and skyrocketing energy costs, data centers face a number of power-related problems.