A funny thing happened to data centers during the past 30 years. They evolved more quickly than the practices now being used to manage them. That, says Sherman Ikemoto, Future Facilities general manager, North America, is because the data center management processes presently in use evolved from general building management practices. They needed to have evolved from electronics cooling engineering practices. As such, management challenges now exist that the industry wasn’t prepared for; challenges “probably best described as protecting the facility’s ability to safely house IT equipment to protect the compute capacity of the room,” Ikemoto says.
Despite enterprises being aware they need to fully utilize the expensive facilities they’ve built, current techniques for addressing capacity issues lack a desperately needed engineering component, Ikemoto says.
The Fundamental Problem:
Current practices often lead to losses of…
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