Do you need high, variable, or mixed density?
Do you have high performance computing needs for applications such as 3-D visualization, predictive data analytics, genomic sequencing, computational fluid dynamics, machine learning, or other new technologies?
Are you taking advantage of advancements in chipset technologies, .5U server architectures, hyper-converged infrastructures, and the like?
Do your compute workloads vary (perhaps because they follow the sun, or because demand is seasonal)?
Do you run a mix of old and new IT equipment, servers with varying operating requirements for delta Ts and utilization?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then finding a data center partner who can support high, variable, and/or mixed density – without increasing costs and risk – is essential.
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How do you find that data center partner? By asking the right questions. Some data centers can deliver high density, but how? Can they deliver it to meet business needs today and into the future without adding cost and risks? Our new 10 Questions to Ask Your Data Center Provider to Ensure They Can Support Your Power Needs Today and into the Future is designed to help you get the answers to those questions.
Some data centers are able to support high density. But can they do it without stranding capacity or adding expensive (and often risky) cooling technology? Can their clients increase density without expanding the footprint? Can they run a 1 kW rack next to a 50 kW rack starting on day one?
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In addition to a full list of questions to ask about density, you can see our responses in the new 10 Questions to Ask Your Data Center Provider to Ensure They Can Support Your Power Needs Today and into the Future. The one-page PDF is designed to help clients searching for new data center providers to assess not only if but how they can support high, mixed, and variable density environments – the kinds of environments that are increasingly critical for you to meet the demands of the business.
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Customer-driven demands on the digital world have dramatically increased the variability of workloads and the density demanded of the data center. In order to support those demands, data center infrastructure must become more adaptive. What does an adaptive data center look like? It’s one that supports the density – high, mixed, and variable – necessary to meet the dramatic increase in and variability of workloads.