Lack of Space
One of the most common reasons for upgrading a Data Center is simply that it has run out of physical space to host new equipment. This could be because the server environment was undersized during its initial design or, hopefully, because a company has prospered and requires more servers and networking devices to handle its expanding business functions.
Space Saving Measures
Before launching a large-scale construction project to expand a Data Center that is running out of hosting space, take steps to make sure that what exists already—both floor space and internal space within each cabinet—is being used as efficiently as possible. Here is a handful of tips that can extend the capacity of a server environment:
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