Published: 27 January 2009
Analyst(s): Nik Simpson
Demand for efficient, scalable, and reliable power in data centers is growing, leaving data center engineers in the same position as Scotty on Star Trek's USS Enterprise, whose plaintive "I canna do it, Captain" has entered the pop-culture vernacular. Except this time, it's true; data centers are running out of power. Thus, design and implementation of the data center power delivery chain is critical. In this overview, Burton Group Compute Analyst Nik Simpson examines the factors leading to growth in power demands and the technologies used in the power delivery chain.
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