Tuesday, March 10, 2020

BrandPost: Heat and Vibration: Two Factors that Can Kill Your Data

It's an understatement to say that managing a data center is challenging.

Data center managers are expected to do more than ever, and with less, including protecting rapidly expanding volumes of data and a growing number of applications, maintaining availability and uptime, reducing CapEx and OpEx expenses, improving space utilization, managing energy usage and costs, and more. The list goes on and on.

We believe two words can make life a lot harder (or easier), depending on how you manage them – heat and vibration.

Today, storage vendors are squeezing more storage density into each rack, and data center architects are squeezing more racks into each data center. This enables reduced TCO because data centers can reach the same capacity targets using fewer racks and data center space. The challenge is that the more storage density you pack in, the hotter it can get, and the more likely vibrations will shake things up.

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Thanks to Brand Post (see source)

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