Bauer Keynote Highlights AdaptiveXchange 2007
The accelerated pace of change in the data center was echoed in new results from Emerson’s fall 2007 industry survey conducted by the Data Center Users’ Group (DCUG), a group of influential data center, IT and facility managers formed by Emerson Network Power. The survey covered a variety of data center topics, including power management, precision cooling, energy efficiency, technology implementation and consolidation. Results confirmed that density is a major IT concern, with the majority of respondents citing either heat density or power density as the biggest issue they are facing. The other top concerns, in order of importance, were energy efficiency, availability, space constraints, adequate monitoring/data center management capabilities, and technology changes. The survey provided some insight into why density has become such an issue as average rack densities rose to 8.8 kW (a 46 percent increase from the spring 2006 survey results) and the maximum density in any given rack increased to 14.8 kW (a 37 percent rise compared to the spring 2006 survey).