4 Reasons You Need a Data Centre Refurbishment
25 November, 2015
Data centres aren’t built to last forever – with technology moving so fast in the modern world, not a year goes by without improvements to best practices. But with businesses relying on data centres 24 hours a day 365 days a year, companies can be reluctant to look into making improvements.
However, taking the plunge and upgrading a data centre can improve operations and save money in the long run. Data centre refurbishments by ITE Projects rarely require the facility to shut down while improvement works go ahead – meaning it can stay functional for the duration of the refurb. If you’re wondering whether it’s time for your data centre to be upgraded, see if you can relate to any of the following reasons…
You Need to Become More Energy Efficient
Data centres are always striving to be more energy efficient, as they are escalating fast and growing the carbon footprints of businesses. Data centres now equate to 2% of the world’s carbon footprint, which doesn’t sound like much but is almost equivalent to the emissions from the aviation industry. The pressure is on for data centres to improve efficiency and process more data but use less energy.
The only way to do this is to upgrade software, ensure facilities are fitted with the most up to date, efficient cooling systems and consider a new layout. All this can be completed during a refurbishment, and not only will it give a business better green credentials but it also has the potential for savings on energy bills. Remember energy efficiency can be improved without shutting down the data centre for any length of time.
You Need a New Infrastructure
If your IT infrastructure is no longer fit for purpose, then it can be a daunting job to start again from scratch. During a refurbishment, you’ll be able to install a whole new infrastructure with no downtime and replace any old or unused equipment.
You Need to Increase Resilience
Data centres are an extremely important asset to any business – have you made sure yours is protected? Whether it’s backup generators or a state of the art smoke detection device, a simple refurbishment can prevent disasters.
You Need to Extend the Facility
If your data processing is expanding rapidly and you need more space, the first option might be to relocate to a larger location. However, this can be pricey and can take a lot longer to build from the ground up. Refurbishment experts will be able to help you extend your current data centre, including demolishing interior walls and installing a mezzanine to increase capacity. This can all be achieved while maintaining full functionality of the current data centre.
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