Data center design and facilities
- May 03, 2006
Hardware vendors react to AMD Opteron heat problems; certification isn't what it used to be; and SAP backs Virtual Iron.
- April 28, 2006
AMD, IBM, HP and Sun sponsor initiative for users to work out power management and cooling issues.
- March 28, 2006
Just five years after Target built a new data center, it's building another one to keep up with company growth. Target technical architect Doug Hall says data center designers are smarter today because they learn from each other.
- March 23, 2006
ATLANTA -- JP Callahan, a former counter-intelligence agent with the U.S. Department of Defense, runs data center security for Verizon Business, the company's data center hosting arm. While Callahan has the demeanor of a standup comedian rather ...
- February 14, 2006
As data centers and their heat loads continue to scale up, many analysts point to water cooling as an inevitability. American Power Conversion's latest system holds potential to set a standard in the data center.
- February 07, 2006
The IT community called on manufacturers to agree on an energy efficiency metric for servers at a recent conference hosted by the Environmental Protection agency. But it's not likely that vendors will come to consensus any time soon.
- February 02, 2006
Sun takes a stand against liquid cooling, despite a flood of interest from IT pros. But are liquid cooling supporters ready to put the money where their mouth is?
- January 29, 2006
Hewlett-Packard rolled out a new rack system that taps into chilled water from air conditioning units. HP is the third major server vendor in the past several months to introduce liquid cooling back into the data center.
- January 26, 2006
Blade server specialist Egenera unveiled a new line of high-performance blade servers, as well as a new chassis option, that uses liquid cooling technology from Liebert. This is the second server vendor in recent months to invest in liquid cooling.
- January 12, 2006
Server cooling startup, Degree Controls Inc., is rolling out a new system of fans and sensors customized to help direct cool air to where it's needed most and cut down on cooling waste.
- January 10, 2006
DC-powered servers are helping an online ad company make the most of a quickly expanding IT infrastructure.
- December 20, 2005
Experts say traditional data center cooling, such as raised flooring, isn't cutting it in some situations. As a result, data center pros with density headaches, like Virginia Tech's Terascale Computing Facility, are using supplemental liquid cooling.
- December 13, 2005
In the midst of high energy costs, the initial investments in "green" technologies are paying off for one data center.
- December 07, 2005
Sun Microsystems unveiled two new servers touting high performance, low power and low prices. Experts debate whether the move will bring new customers into the Solaris fold and turn around Sun's Unix fortunes.
- November 30, 2005
This column originally appeared on TechTarget's Expert Answer Center as a post in Robert McFarlane's blog. Robert served as the