Power and Cooling Capacity Management for Data Centers

High-density IT equipment stresses the power density capability of modern data centers. Installation and unmanaged proliferation of this equipment can lead to unexpected problems with power and cooling infrastructure. Find out how to measure and predict power and cooling capacity and the rack enclosure level, to ensure predictable performance and prevent problems such as overheating, overloads, and loss of redundancy.

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