To meet the continually increasing demand for faster, more powerful information technology, many IT managers are deploying high density equipment-hardware with great processing power and a small footprint-in their data centers. By consolidating existing servers with high density technology, enterprises get the power boost they need while lowering total cost of ownership. However, the technology requires a great deal of energy and often creates a large amount of heat. To maintain continuous operations, businesses must ensure that their data centers are equipped with sufficient power and cooling capabilities.
Fusing IBM's deep technology insight and decades of experience in data center facility design and operations, IBM Data Center and Facilities Strategy Services - high density computing data center readiness assessment can help clients gauge their capacity to support high density IT infrastructure components in their data center facilities. By determining the existing facility's power supply and heat removal capabilities and mirroring them against the power and cooling requirements demanded by the new technology, the assessment can identify potential gaps that could jeopardize continuous operations and provides a foundation for developing remedial measures. Based on the findings of the assessment, IBM can provide guidance in successfully navigating the growth and expense challenges of supporting high density technology.