Businesses are expanding, consolidating, and building modern new data centers to handle new computing demands.
By Darrell Dunn
Apr 3, 2006 12:00 AM
Most companies have a data center, even if it's only a closet with a couple of servers. And most companies, including those that started out small, have watched as their data centers grew in size and complexity, consumed more electricity, threw off more heat, and required more cooling as they became vital hubs.
Now a number of businesses are rethinking their data center strategies. Some need to provide more space for servers, while others want to consolidate so they can simplify systems management and increase usage rates with tactics such as grid computing and virtualization.