A practical guide to data center design and planning

As data emerges as the new competitive advantage currency, the importance of edge asset In today’s world of being “on” 24/7, data centers are at the core of business and viewed as the way to create competitive differentiation. Speed, efficiency, flexibility, and scale are now critical for winning the race to meet new connectivity and processing demands caused by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data.

Data centers enable the right insight to make better business decisions. They have come a long way from simply keeping the lights on.

But while the value and role of data centers has changed, the way most people design them has not. Historically each build started from scratch and, while it’s true that each data center project has unique needs, they also have a lot in common and there is much to be gained by taking advantage of these commonalities.

Schneider Electric

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