Four Key Trends In Building Better Datacenters

Robb, Drew
December 2006
Business Communications Review;Dec2006, Vol. 36 Issue 12, p45
Trade Publication
The article discusses four key trends in building better datacenters. To ensure that datacenters cut costs and operate efficiently, business leaders should consolidate servers, allowing them to run applications more efficiently and reduce the number of server software licenses, utilize dual-core and upcoming quad-core processor technology to lower power and cooling needs, and adopt blade servers and switches, which reduce space required in the datacenter. Other trends include the virtualization of servers, maximizing network connections, and actively managing power and cooling.


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