I can hear my parents saying, "If you fail to plan then plan to fail"... or something like that. You know, one of those parental chants that get ingrained in your brain at an early age. So much so that I seem to use it on my own kids now!
In two years, my oldest daughter will go off to college. I wish I could go with her. Not because I'm a "helicopter" parent hoovering to keep her from making mistakes but because the entire college environment is so exciting! With all the creativitiy, technology and entrpeneural spirit, universities are hotbeds for innovation and industry. OK....there are lots of other fun reasons to go back to college, but that's for another post.
Planning can be paralyzing. Especially when you plan a new server room or data center. There is no shortage of experts but the time and money needed can be daunting.
As a result of the recession, there is increased demand for construction of new, more reliable, and redudnant infrastructure. Can you believe it? I smirked when I read this claim but it makes sense. Seems centralization, and in some cases outsourcing to off-site hosted facilities, has fueled this trend bringing a greater amount of technology into the data center facility.