Biggest Data Myths Debunked
30 September, 2015
There’s a lot of myths out there about data centres, so it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. To settle these misconceptions, one of the most trusted design and build companies in the data centre industry – ITE Projects – has noted some of the most common myths.
1. Data centres are becoming obsolete
Some people – mainly those who don’t really understand the purpose and function of data centres – believe that the cloud will make them obsolete. In fact, as users of cloud technology grows, so too does the need for new data centres. When you store things on the cloud, rather than on your server, where do you think it is physically stored? In data centres. The amount of data being sent and stored is forever increasing, meaning we actually need more data centre space.
2. Adiabatic cooling is too expensive
When companies are building a data centre from scratch and deciding on the most efficient and cost effective cooling system, they often overlook adiabatic cooling. All data centres need cooling systems and need to reduce power usage; adiabatic cooling systems are sustainable and avoids harmful chemicals used as refrigerants. Additionally, these systems can offer an energy cost savings reduction of 90% compared to conventional cooling systems. Therefore you’ll actually be saving money by choosing this method of data centre cooling.
3. Data centre space is pricey and running out
A lot of companies believe the space for data centres is very costly – but when you consider how important data is to business, it’s a fair and just cost. Companies which can’t yet afford their own exclusive data centre can use free services such as the cloud or outsource their data storage – however data centres will see much more investment in the future for companies of all sizes.
With such a high demand for data centres, some are saying that we are likely to run out of room for the facilities if the growth continues at this rate. Data centres do need a particular location to be efficient, however with data centres on all continents it is unlikely that there will be no more suitable spaces. Most data centres are built with an option for future expansion.
Do you know of any other data centre myths which need putting straight? Let us know!