HP Looks to Nature for Data Center of the Future

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 07-30-2006 Print Email
What concept do snowflakes and data centers share? An efficient design. HP says today's data centers just don't cut it, so it's cooking up ways to create the data center of the future.

When George Daniels looks at today's data centers, he sees an outdated model in desperate need of change.

The linear rows of rectangular boxes, cooled by large air conditioning units hanging along the walls, in many instances can no longer address the needs of the modern-day data center, where greater flexibility and more efficient power and cooling capabilities are in great demand, he said.



 

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