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Optimizing Space with Layer 1

There are plenty of ways equipment manufacturers have kept up with Moore’s law by packing more computing power into smaller footprints. For example; new media like HD video capabilities on personal devices, new server design, and optimized power and cooling solutions have contributed to higher densities in the data center. However, managers must now focus on the infrastructure by increasing physical rack density, using open space outside the rack to free up space within the rack, and “going vertical” as new ways to gain space. Managers must also keep operating expenditures (OPEX) low, and should consider the adverse effects of added cable density on airflow for passive cooling. With the average cost per square foot hovering around $1,000, space optimization is imperative. Choosing the right passive products at Layer 1 is an excellent place to start. Click here for the latest innovative space saving ideas from LeGrand: