Data centers built in the 1970s on up to the 1990s might be big enough in square footage to support today’s optimized data centers. But facilities for mainframe and client-server farms might not be right in other respects for the virtualized, agile, flexible and service-oriented data centers of today.
An organization might need to rebuild (or build) a whole new housing for its optimized data center.
Experts say a modern facility would do well to have in place (or plan to acquire) the following characteristics:
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