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Retrofit Data Centers Using Self-Contained Racks to Dramatically Increase Data Center Life Span

Published: 23 April 2013

ID: G00235290

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio

Summary

When data centers near their capacity limits, modular upgrades and the focused use of liquid cooling can be viable alternatives to new builds. What should data center managers do and how?

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Data Center Managers Should Evaluate Upgrading Their Existing Floor Space Rather Than Building New Data Centers
  • Step 1: Break Floor Space Into Discrete Sections
  • Step 2: Reconfigure
  • Step 3: Reconfigure Again
  • Impact on Floor Space

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