History has shown data centers can be costly. Whether it is an organization starting fresh with a state-of-the-art data center infrastructure or preserving a proven one, the heightening costs of power, heating/cooling, and maintenance strain the finances of the most technologically sophisticated companies.
However, an alternative to the traditional enterprise data center is starting to appear. “Micro data centers” are compact, containerized data center systems designed to unravel different problems or take on diverse types of capabilities that cannot be handled by customary facilities or even enormous integrated data centers.
In this Knowledge Sharing article, Anthony Dutra discusses the emergence of micro data centers, what expectations are beginning to develop within the interested community which turn the idea into a viable industry, and how such data centers contribute (or have the potential to do so) to “green data center” company initiatives.