How a furniture manufacturer manages the input of raw materials such as wood and turns them into attractive pieces that people will be happy to place in their homes is key to its prospects. Similarly, how a consulting firm takes the input of its people’s expertise, knowledge and raw talent and applies that to its client’s problems will largely determine its prosperity.
For the data centre, one of the definitive inputs is power. Power is what fuels all of its complex hardware, its environmental management systems, and its servers. The correct management of power can not only can make a data centre more efficient and environmentally friendly. It can also allow it to provide sophisticated tools for storing and managing customers’ data and therefore bring a superior level of service to the market. The effective use of power is therefore a foundational piece of data centre success, affecting everything from performance to pricing – and therefore should not be diminished by those seeking the peace of mind of partnering with a colocation provider.