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The power black hole - The cost of power and the security of supply is a growing concern, but many data centre managers are neglecting this important issue.

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The cost of power and the security of supply is a growing concern, but many data centre managers are neglecting this important issue. Many fail to take into account the energy consumed by the storage of their ever-expanding base of data. Reducing ongoing power needs with better overall design, planning and data center management should be just as a key concern as disaster recovery and backup plans already are for business. Fortunately, an array of products is available to handle real-world challenges of high power densities and cooling in IT environments. Data center outsourcing is another option that is growing in popularity among businesses. Finally, advances in research into direct current power distribution in the data center are expected to provide more energy savings

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Power Engineer  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 6 )