Chapter 1. Chaos at Data Centers

Studies show that many corporations world wide expect their IT footprint to grow in the coming years. They expect more servers, more databases, more data, and more of everything.

They require more floor space in their data centers, and correspondingly a greater power footprint. Have you heard of a data center where no more servers can be added as the power supply has reached its limit, or the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) can no longer cope? This story is not new, it happened a few years ago.

The growth seems to be endless—and this is fuelled by today's information age, where larger and larger volumes of data need to be stored and distributed to satisfy an ever-growing demand. More applications are using those ...

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