In modern data centers, servers account for the majority of equipment and perform most of the processing work. It therefore comes as no surprise that servers also present most of the power and thermal challenges and take up the most cabinet space in the data center.

Many data center managers prefer to use narrow 600 mm (24 in.) server cabinets, assuming they can maximize space by accommodating more cabinets within the square footage of the data center. Not only is this a misconception, but deploying wider cabinets such as Siemon VersaPOD cabinets that share Zero-U space between bayed cabinets is proven to reduce stranded power and provide substantial cost savings without sacrificing space.



Unleashing Stranded Power and Reducing Costs