Sep 01, 2008
Your IT, networking and telecom systems consume more power than ever. A typical rack or wiring closet of equipment used to consume about 1.7 kW or 2 kW. A few years ago, that would have been high; it would be minimal today. For example, a rack full of Cisco Catalyst 6513 networking equipment consumes 8 kW. A rack of HP Proliant DL145 1U servers consumes 12 kW. Fill that rack with HP blade systems, and now power consumption more than doubles, to 26.5 kW.
How are you going to distribute clean, manageable, reliable power at that scale?