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Billion dollar drain: The true cost of lost capacity in the data center

White Paper Published By: Future Facilities
Future Facilities
Published:  Oct 26, 2013
Type:  White Paper
Length:  8 pages

The global data center industry is booming, with triple-digit investment growth in South East Asia and double-digit growth in mature Western European markets. However, a substantial proportion of this investment (up to 50% in the worst cases) is being spent on compute capacity that will never be utilized.

This highly expensive wastage occurs when day-to-day data center operations (such as IT devices being installed, decommissioned and moved) are carried out without regard to the long-term effects on compute capacity. The only way to prevent lost capacity is through the use of simulation and modelling techniques that enable the four key capacities of data center infrastructure space, power, cooling and cabling to be proactively and collaboratively managed throughout the life of the facility.



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