This is the first entry in a four-part Data Center Frontier special report series that explores how forefront Gallium Nitride, or GaN technologies, are showing significant benefits for data center refreshes. This first article sets the stage and discusses the state of today’s data center in regards to efficiency and data center design, including inclusion of more power-efficient solutions.

Source: Data Center Efficiency: Rise of GaN Technologies Bodes Well for Design

Nearly every data center project — whether related to facility space, equipment implementations, software rollouts, infrastructure upgrades or other areas of responsibility — today revolves around the demand for more utilization through improved efficiencies (meaning do more while remaining economical). To achieve this, cross-function data center managers are adopting smaller facility footprints, new architecture and infrastructure design concepts, and more power-efficient solutions.