Power to the people may have been a countercultural cry at one time, but it is a very real daily fact of life for data centers.
Information Week’s Jeffrey Schwartz reports that prices of backup power for data centers are rising- due to a combination of rising energy costs as well as the escalating price of hardware due to a spike in the cost of components and raw materials.
In fact, last week Emerson Network Power said it would be raising the cost of its backup power supply hardware- and cooling systems as well.
Estimates cited by Schwartz peg prices for data center backup and cooling systems will increase 5.5 % over the next six months. Broken down by individual components, the spikes could be as low as 3% or as substantial as 15%.