Best practices for modernizing vintage data centers

Part 2: Learn the key steps and bene ts to upgrading data centers

As more efficient use of IT assets becomes a clear and pressing priority for IT organizations, the need to align the data center’s facilities and IT processes becomes greater to maintain uptime, coordinate complex integrated systems and deploy shared resources reliably.

Most companies hope to get as much as 20 years of dependable service from their data centers. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles to achieving that length of service. In particular, some of the key mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) components data centers rely on are not designed to last that long. In addition, rapidly changing data processing requirements demand that data centers remain flexible and support greater rack densities.

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