As an APC Authorized Reliability Partner, Sidepath is committed to the Datacenter Lifecycle Management concept that meets our clients' current and future infrastructure requirements. From professional design and project management services to the acquisition and deployment of APC's industry-leading Infrastruxure solution set, Sidepath is a committed partner of choice for companies looking to build the most agile, 'next generation' infrastructure.
What Drives the Need for a Datacenter Lifecycle Concept - Since the 1960s, when dedicated datacenters first evolved, datacenter infrastructure was developed by designers and engineers using a 'rigid capacity' or 'fixed capacity' method. This meant that infrastructure products like datacenter power and cooling were basically over-sized with an overhead of capacity for future needs. This methodology was possible due to technology evolving at a slower and constant rate, much slower than today's technologies. This condition lasted well through the mid-1990s, then servers, processors, and network technology started to accelerate in power consumption and heat generation. Since the later 1990s, datacenter managers have had an increasing challenge of meeting cooling and power requirements for today's power-hungry, mega-heat generating technologies.