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Space Utilization

11 Helpful Tips for Improving Data Center Space Utilization


What Is This White Paper About?

Space utilization inside a data center is a delicate balancing act. Undersize the space, and you’ll need to expand or build a new facility in the future. Oversize the space, and you’ll unnecessarily increase capital and operating costs by wasting electricity and maintaining underutilized equipment.

So how can you make sure your data center provides everything you need today, but will also be ready for whatever you have to add in six months (or six years)? Instead of designing your infrastructure system to be “grown into,” it should be designed for flexibility and scalability to optimize space without requiring a huge footprint.

Topics covered in the White Paper:

  • Make Use of Vertical Space
  • Invest in Smaller-Diameter Cables
  • Provide Ample Pathways
  • Use High-Density and Mixed-Media Options
  • Push Equipment to its Full Potential
  • Try a Centralized Distribution System
  • Switch to Blade Servers
  • Go Virtual
  • Consolidate Equipment
  • Implement Hot- or Cold-Aisle Containment
  • Increase Cabinet Power Density

Download this white paper for 11 helpful tips to Make the Most of Data Center Space without Oversizing.


About The Author:

Stephane Bourgeois

Throughout his 25-year career Stephane has worked in the telecommunications industry. He has contributed to several product innovations at Belden, including the 10GX Pre-Terminated Cabling System and the FiberExpress UHD System. As Director of Technology Strategy, Stephane’s current focus is on technology roadmap and ideation, networking applications and trends, and standards engagement.

Stephane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Master’s Degree in Science – Mechanical Engineering, from École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Who Is Belden?

For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.

Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.