02 May 2023
Underpinning this fast-moving digital world is not just the IT software and hardware, but the foundational layer of the data centre.
At the very least, the data centres unable to meet digital demands because of ageing, inflexible infrastructure, are in real danger of losing business to competitors.
The challenge right now for the data centre industry is ensuring that its facilities can match the speed of innovation, including its enclosure choices.
The majority of existing legacy data centres consist of large data halls, with much, if not all, of the supporting M&E infrastructure attached to the walls and ceiling of the building, and/or under a raised floor.
The cabinets may well have remained in the same place since day one. In simple terms, much of the infrastructure and enclosures are fixed, inflexible, inefficient, and difficult to move.
Read the full article in DPA's May issue