The importance of data center planning and the use of best practices cannot be underestimated. The key to a better approach is to take a comprehensive approach so that power consumption, power distribution, cooling and wiring are all considered. Developing a clear assessment of your needs, whether it is 24x7 or "five nines" or a lower level of reliability will impact all of your decisions as well. It's not just about a green data center, but a data center with a long life span that is a highly efficient data center.
This article was originally published on 05-12-2009