Recently The Hot Aisle conducted an online survey asking the question –
“How do you currently choose where to place equipment in your data centre?”
As usual we got a very large response to the survey with 5,580 respondants.
The results are in and it shows quite clearly that equipment placement is (to say the least) unsophisticated. A signifiant number of Enterprises are running at significant risk:
- Overloading PDUs – causing the potential of cascade failure
- Lost resillience
- Poor power capacity utilisation
There is obviously a gap in the market for more sophisticated rack planning systems that actually measure and monitor the real critical parameters and give operators the tools to maximize packing density whilst avoiding overload risk.