A SCALABLE DATA CENTER CAN INCREASE CAPACITY
Since IT equipment requirements change, infrastructures need to adapt to your needs and allow upgrades without disturbing the operation of existing installations.
Some systems incorporate this concept:
- by using a particular technology (modular UPS system)
- by design (cold aisle containment, PDU and structured cabling, electrical distribution in the computer room)
- by means of standards (eg: IS standard for distribution panels)
Scalability requirements in regard to capacity, resulting in increasing numbers of servers, concern 3 main areas: