IT’s Shadow Infrastructure: May The Power Be With You
When we talk about the movement to the private cloud or other forms of data center transformation, we tend to think of what captures our attention on a daily basis — software, such as applications or server virtualization, or hardware, such as servers, storage and network solutions. Even if you are not an IT operations person who deals directly with your company‘s facilities organization, you need to be aware of the utility fundamentals that form the backbone of your data center, most notably the electricity required for powering and cooling.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.