How do you transform a legacy data center with more than 1,000 cabinets into a model of effciency? One calculated step at a time.
Anthem’s primary data center, built in 2002, was experiencing growing pains typical of many legacy data centers—ensuring newer, higher-density equipment has enough space, power and cooling— without increasing operational costs.
Anthem, Inc., the second largest managed health care company in the United States, operates four primary data centers. The largest is located at its corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. This particular datacenter supports office spaces and numerous companywide business applications. The information technology (IT) staff, in partnership with facilities management, has carefully managed growth, but over time, found themselves facing higher energy costs and a growing dissatisfaction with their current equipment infrastructure provider.
Would it be possible to make dramatic improvements in such a large, established data center? Dean Wagstaff, Director of Data Center Operation, believed it was. With 30 years of experience in data center operations, Dean knew of several strategies for reducing energy use, but wanted to be sure to choose the best approach.
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