Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Space and power - the drivers for hardware design

Once upon a time, hardware and software costs were a significant portion of a company's IT budget. As costs of harware and software reduced, companies are more concerned about data-center costs, which are now a significant portion of IT budgets. Some of these costs are also incurred by other departments in the company, and facility managers have to take these factors into account when desgning a data-center.

Data-center costs are - real estate costs, power costs for HVAC and computer equipment.

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