Businesses are more connected than ever thanks to major trends like Big Data and the Internet of Things. Enterprise workers use their mobile devices for increased productivity, and new software tools are always rolling out to automate tasks and streamline processes. All of this activity, while helping decision-makers to more effectively manage operations, is also putting more strain on data centers.
Increased reliance on data harnessing and analytics has added new requirements to infrastructure. Today's data centers need to be able to do more with less in order to keep up. Additionally, they need to be prepared for a lightning surge or other disturbance. Data center downtime continues to plague many enterprises, and the costs of weathering it are skyrocketing. The stakes are higher than every for data centers. So, how efficient is yours?
"Running an efficient data center saves a great deal of money."
Right now, data centers use up about three percent of the world's electricity supply. A decade ago, they hardly used even a fraction of that. The Independent recently reported that over the next decade, data centers are expected to consume three times as much energy as they currently use. That's an incredible amount of resources, and the bill is only going to get bigger.
A data center operating at peak efficiency can give its business a competitive edge. Running a more efficient data center saves an enterprise a great deal of money in the long term, money that can be used for other upgrades or services. An efficient data center is also better prepared in the event of a power disturbance. The best power protection solutions are also the most efficient ones.
The first step toward establishing a more efficient data center is contacting Custom Networks for an Energy STEP1 Audit. Our factory-trained and certified field service engineers come to your site and analyze your IT efficiency, ensuring your systems are running at peak optimization.