The market meltdown is no reason to take your eye off the energy crunch. However, it may have a fringe benefit. With all the ‘consolidation’ gong on in the banking sector and job losses in the ‘City’ there may be an easing of data centre restricions .
This time last year it was increasingly difficult to get extra rack space and additional power in key UK, European and US data centres. While integration and downsizing will take its time, speak to your centre manager and check out what might become available – could be there’ll be some ‘big iron’ going cheap.