Data center design and facilities
- February 13, 2009
Recently, data center industry groups united to propose a green data center certification benchmark to the USGBC, which modifies its LEED rating system to apply to data centers.
- February 09, 2009
Publicizing a data center's energy efficiency with the power usage effectiveness metric involves factors other than facility and IT equipment energy levels.
- February 04, 2009
In today's news in brief, data center power and cooling companies APC and Liebert introduced new power distribution units and uninterruptible power supplies for data centers.
- February 02, 2009
Server cabinets aren't just another rack. Their design can undermine data center airflow, cooling -- and your bottom line, say ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9 members.
- January 28, 2009
Data center liquid cooling is already a tough sell, but retrofitting an existing air-cooled data center is even tougher.
- January 27, 2009
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers has expanded its recommended data center temperature and humidity ranges. But do users care?
- January 21, 2009
It may not be your first thought, but design and speed control of data center air-conditioner fans can generate significant savings.
- January 15, 2009
Data center host 365 Main has excess power capacity because of its virtualization efforts and an incentive program through Pacific Gas and Electric.
- December 15, 2008
Data center hosting company the Planet has aimed for a data center power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.3 at its new Dallas-based data center.
- November 24, 2008
When the water main that fed the chiller cooling its data center broke, Experian tapped into a secondary source of water: a well.
- October 24, 2008
Data center operators now face massive technology shifts, from virtualization and cloud computing to managing power consumption, said Data Center Decisions conference keynote speaker Matt Stansberry.
- October 22, 2008
Energy-efficiency tools are supposed to help data centers understand that energy efficiency frees resources for compute-intensive activities and reduces costs. But do they?
- October 06, 2008
The new chairman for ASHRAE's data center Technical Committee 9.9 discusses TC9.9's's work on data center power and cooling best practices.
- October 06, 2008
At Data Center World, keynote panelists discussed the impact of the economic downturn on data centers, the importance of making the business case for IT budget and the possibility of increases in data center green initiatives.
- September 30, 2008
Commonly accepted data center best practices such as hot-aisle/cold-aisle containment may not always work, a discovery much to the chagrin of a Cisco Systems' Q&A lab data center manager.