One issue getting its fair share of media attention these days is the significant cost associated with IT infrastructure failure. With everything from power grids to emergency management systems based on data center performance, it’s no wonder there’s heightened awareness of operational and energy costs.
While it doesn’t get the attention it deserves, a top reason for IT failure is caused by ineffective thermal management. Back in 2010, Wikipedia experienced significant downtime from server shutdowns resulting from overheating. The company’s European data center shut down for two hours — a failure that affected all global sites.