Data center design and facilities
- July 13, 2017
New options for data center certification, including UL's debut and the Tier 5 standard from Switch, aim to more easily prove data center resiliency and reliability.
- July 07, 2017
Where in the world is an edge data center? That's a question IT pros might ask, as more companies try to define where these facilities are located and who uses them.
- March 14, 2017
Smart technologies can automate and simplify the data center -- but only if you prepare for their implementation. Learn how to transition smoothly from legacy hardware.
- June 24, 2016
Handing off most of its software business to private equity firms is one more step toward Dell's mega-purchase of EMC, and it gives users both clarity and concerns.
- February 18, 2016
Two vendors in the highly competitive DCIM market will combine through a buyout to offer an integrated platform with monitoring and asset management functions.
- January 07, 2016
Stacking containers inside a former steel mill creates a new modularly designed data center with abundant power.
- December 22, 2015
Software-defined everything, security, IoT, APIs and other technologies top our experts' predictions for 2016 data center trends.
- December 15, 2015
Data center facilities are undergoing tremendous change, with trends such as open standards and DCIM catching on, and emerging technologies pushing the limits of density and power.
- November 20, 2015
A new data center provider promises big benefits from its novel floating data center, but the idea of running IT equipment on a barge is enough to make some IT watchers seasick.
- November 06, 2015
For years, there has been more data center space and power in the New York-New Jersey metro area than anywhere else in the United States. That's no longer the case.
- November 02, 2015
Don't count out that old, empty department store that hasn't seen customers in a decade -- data center brownfield developments bring new life to these types of abandoned buildings.
- October 02, 2015
These IT cost-cutting tricks applied in data center labs can result in big savings.
- July 23, 2015
The Uptime Institute's tier-level certification will now only be handed out to constructed projects that meet the standards, not for designs.
- June 17, 2015
Organizations seeking colo data center space are now asking more questions -- many of them detailed -- about the physical security of the data center.
- May 27, 2015
Wind power will be the latest fuel for the AWS cloud, but smaller data centers may find challenges in using renewable energy.