Having the latest in equipment and technology is important for business-critical data centers. Yet, simply having these things is only one step in optimizing performance. While technology plays an important role in ensuring efficiency and availability, owners are placing an increased emphasis on the architecture in which those technologies are deployed.
This sentiment that architecture trumps technology was recently featured as one of the trends expected to shape the data center landscape in 2016. Owners are no longer defaulting to traditional power architectures seen in Tier 3 and Tier 4 data centers. Instead, they are increasingly looking for expertise from their product and service providers which will help them establish and maintain non-standard architectures that are tailored to their requirements.