Emerson Network Power has released a white paper that provides colocation facilities with best practices for building a scalable data center infrastructure that will enable them to quickly add customers, while optimizing their bottom line at every stage of infrastructure utilization.

The white paper, titled “Building a More Profitable Colocation Environment,” takes a closer look at a number of new and proven data center infrastructure technologies and approaches that are ideally suited for colocation providers to advance the flexibility of data center environments, increase efficiency and safeguard availability.

“As data center managers struggle to keep pace with growing capacity needs while working under the constraints of tightened budgets and energy efficiency initiatives, many are considering third-party colocation facilities as an alternative to building out their own environments,” said Chuck Spears, president North America sales, Emerson Network Power. “In order for colocation facilities to capitalize on this increased interest and customer demand, it is important they deliver on their value proposition of doing it “cheaper” and “faster” while also providing better reliability than an organization can deliver on its own. To do this, they need a sophisticated, scalable data center infrastructure that will enable them to quickly add customers, while optimizing efficiency at every stage of infrastructure utilization.”

The Emerson Network Power white paper notes that as colocation providers work to meet growing demand for their services, they are driving major changes in the industry. Customer demands, such as faster speed of deployment, energy efficiency, higher availability and capacity on demand, are driving colocation providers to incorporate new and innovative technologies; and according to Emerson Network Power research, they are installing the technology at a faster pace than enterprise data centers are installing it.

The data center infrastructure technologies discussed in the white paper include:

  • Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) with hardware- or software-enabled scalability
  • Modular busway
  • Modular chiller systems
  • Modular data center packages
  • Cooling systems with pumped refrigerant economizer technology
  • Active eco-mode for the UPS