Uptime Institute Annual Report: Data Center Density

Abstract - Data center owners and operators have been cautioned about the imminent rise in power density of computing equipment, and the drastic consequences of accommodating racks at 30 kW each. In Uptime Institute’s field experience, pockets of high density requirements exist, but are not pervasive. Based on this apparent divergence between dire predictions and limited deployments, Uptime Institute determined to confirm actual owner experience in operational, high availability data centers. Accordingly, members of the Uptime Institute Network in North America and EMEA participated in a survey on power density in their data centers.