This 12-page whitepaper from Future Facilities examines how practices that seem to work in the short term can imperil the long-term viability of the entire data center. The paper also examines one tool for tracking when capacity has been compromised, which allows owner/operators to realize the full value of their investment.

In the world of economics, short-termism, the policy of concentrating on short-term profit at the expense of long term stability, is often cited as a key factor in the failure of businesses and generally thought of as bad practice. In the data center industry, are current practices driving operators unwittingly into short-termism? The majority of data center operators are making decisions relating to short term gains without the tools necessary to understand the long term effects of those decisions


The Elephant in the Room is Lost Capacity