Lost Capacity - The Elephant in the Room

15 February, 2016


This paper addresses the causes of lost capacity, analyses the real terms cost of under-utilized data center space with a worked example and proposes a way forward for data center operators to start reducing the effects. It is a consensus of opinion between a number of data center professionals in different areas of the industry; owner/operators, consultants and vendors, all of which agree that the real issue facing the modern data centers, the elephant in the room, is lost capacity.