Infrastructure Shortcomings

Another reason to retrofit a Data Center is because the room lacks a particular infrastructure. Power, data cabling, cooling, fire suppression, and structural support all have the potential to be lacking as a server environment fills with equipment.

Power

If a Data Center can't provide enough power to servers and networking devices, it is generally because it has no more circuits available, not that its power distribution units are unable to provide enough raw electricity.

Data Centers typically have plenty of power capacity to spare because of two reasons. First, just like many other electronic devices, servers usually draw less power than the labels on their power supplies indicate. To save costs, many manufacturers ...

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