Gartner Research

The Case for the Infinite Data Center

Published: 01 August 2013

ID: G00249576

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio

Summary

The life cycle of a data center should not be determined by depreciation schedules, facilities problems or space issues. If designed and maintained correctly, and IT managers implement a shift in practice, a data center built today could satisfy compute growth within the same footprint indefinitely.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Data Center Managers Must Continue to Increase Compute Capacity to Support the Business, but Within the Existing Infrastructures
  • Factor in Growth and Density
  • Alternate Cooling Techniques
  • Data Center Planners Must Integrate Both Internal Services and External Cloud Services to Most Cost-Effectively Satisfy Business Objectives

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