October 29, 2005
IT energy crisis reaches critical mass
mstansberry writes "The temperature in your data center is rising. You buy more air conditioning (AC) units to handle the cooling load. Then you realize you can't power those units. It's time to buy another Power Distribution Unit (PDU). You have no way of accurately measuring how long it will last you, so you go with the biggest option you can handle. Next thing you know, you're facing power bills that make your CFO choke. Check out part two in a series on The Price of Power."