The single issue that every facility manager hates most is hot spots. They are like a disease. You cannot see them and you only become aware of them by observing their symptoms. And be aware when you do. Hot spots that continue for extended periods of time can cause poor server performance and, in the most extreme cases, server failures. Since the number one job of a facility manager is to prevent server failure, hot spots needs to be diagnosed and treated early. This post will examine why hot spots exist and why the industry’s current solution for mitigating them may actually make them worse.