By coordinating investment in energy conservation measures, equipment upgrades, and the use of software and services, integrated data center energy management promises to deliver greater energy and operational efficiency improvements to facilities or campuses hosting data centers, says Navigant Research. The integrated data center leverages resources that can meet the needs of both the data center and the larger facility. According to a new report from the research firm, the integrated data center is expected to be the next frontier for the intelligent buildings market.
“Some of today’s key drivers for this market include customer concerns over risk mitigation, cost containment, sustainability, and business unit accountability,” said Casey Talon, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “An integrated approach to managing on-premise data centers can help intelligent building customers continue to support their core mission of providing effective data centers and efficient, comfortable facilities while saving energy and capital with more sustainable operations.”
As building owners and relevant stakeholders invest in intelligent building solutions to deliver more comprehensive and insightful energy management, they are also including onsite and enterprise data centers in their goals for holistic facility optimization. According to the report, the utilization of intelligent building solutions and approaches across facility and IT systems is expected to continue to increase during the next decade.