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Data center design is a constantly changing concept. With new advancements in technology and new ways to build facilities, companies have more options than ever when building a new data center or redesigning an existing facility. That’s why it’s so important to do your due diligence during the planning process and make sure you take all available trends into account when designing your data center. We’ll tell you about some of the most interesting trends in data center design and help you determine whether it’s a fit for your company.

Develop A Forward-Thinking Design Strategy

Data center contents and layout will change over time. Your facility’s capacity may be enough for your current needs, but you have to prepare for the future, which will hopefully include more employees and many more customers. But it’s not always the data center infrastructure that’s the problem. “It’s the IT equipment that’s really the problem,” says Hassan Moezzi, CEO of Future Facilities. “People keep talking about infrastructure issues such as power and cooling, but they’re actually a byproduct of the original cause—equipment,” he says. You have to build your infrastructure to house a “moving target.”

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Published: January 11, 2013
Last Revised: March 13, 2013

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