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Data Center Infrastructure Concerns

In terms of infrastructure concerns, that is about the highest priority on most data center managers' agendas today particularly cooling and power. With the proliferation of smaller and smaller equipment, and the surging use of storage racks, placing a lot of heat-producing devices in a very small footprint and close proximity [means that] cooling and power problems abound. As do the solutions being offered.

We have a full track on this at our upcoming [October] conference in Atlanta. We call the track "Facilities." This track focuses on such things as cooling, power, fire suppression, physical security, data center design, and raised flooring.

— Leonard Eckhaus, Chairman and CEO, Afcom