Preparing data center physical infrastructure for consolidation

New white paper from APC-Schneider Electric.

Oct 24th, 2012

The consolidation of one or more data centers into an existing data center is an increasingly common occurrence. A new white paper from APC-Schneider Electric addresses the topic of preparing the physical infrastructure of receiving data centers for consolidation.

The company notes that consolidation into an existing data center is often considered impractical because existing physical infrastructure is not considered compatible with current requirements, or the risk of disruption of the existing data center is not acceptable. However, a growing number of consolidation efforts have found success consolidating into an existing data center using the effective approach described in the white paper.

Authored by Neil Rasmussen, the document gives examples of what is becoming a standard architecture for preparing the physical infrastructure in the receiving data center. According to APC-Schneider Electric, the outlined approach may allow for shorter timelines and higher efficiency, while eliminating many of the difficulties and complexities often experienced with consolidation projects.

Download the white paper here.

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