HP Looks to Nature for Data Center of the Future
The datacenter needs to evolve in capacity and design as much as the hardware, as power requirements/cooling goes up, the datacenters in place need to be able to grow and meet these demands. Part of the problem with the deployment of blades, is that many firms are deploying blades into their existing infrastructure. We’ve found in tests that the best way to approach hosting blades is to think of them as another server, another box to be supplied and cooled. With that in mind, we know the requirements, we know our environment, and where a ‘batch’ of blades can be hosted. That coupled with a degree of due diligence and caution, the manual may say 70/96 blades in a rack, and when done with ample time, management and consideration they can be hosted and cable managed effectively. Many banks/companies don’t work like that, most are deploy now, fix it later. A new design of data center, fantastic, as we move to a lights out way of doing business with our IT though, wont that make the server less of an issue? Why do I care where my risk calculations are calculated as long as they work?
Category: Data Center