Designing PDU Density for Next-Gen Digital Data Centers.

BILL KLEYMAN | January 4, 2017

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There is a digital revolution happening within the modern data center. New types of workloads – IoT, Big Data, cloud – are all changing the way we deploy and control our data center infrastructures. Through it all, demand around resources continues to increase as well. In fact, data centers have grown from virtually nothing 20 years ago to consuming about 3% of the global electricity supply. Because of these demands, we’re also seeing greater utilization around data center resources. With that in mind, power consumption in the data center continues to be a rising trend. Consider this, a recent Data Center Knowledge article pointed out that the demand for data center capacity in the US grew tremendously over the last five years.

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