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August 28, 2014
Enterprise IT shops can learn a lesson in big data processing from a computing infrastructure that supports Higgs-Boson researchers and crunches numbers from the Big Bang.
July 25, 2014
No mechanical refrigeration or dehumidification. No war between IT and facilities. Hear how Facebook's choices yield a PUE consistently below 1.10.
June 24, 2014
Five pros offer quick tricks of the trade for all stages of planning and building a data center.
March 28, 2014
Green data centers promised significant cost savings, but that has been a dream deferred. So far, power-efficient chips have proved more effective.
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A load bank is a device that generates a prescribed amount of electricity draw to test the reliability of electrical switching, generator output, uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems and cooling in a data center. Continue Reading
Data centers aren't the center of the IT universe anymore. With plenty of resources for hosting dynamic workloads -- cloud, colocation, as a service, or data center -- the on-premises facility layout must become equally flexible. Continue Reading
You may know fuel cell technology from following NASA space missions, but that same clean, quiet generator could help your data center's power demand. Continue Reading
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The MGHPCC is the high-tech jewel of a western Massachusetts mill town. It stands out for its green facility and innovative cooling techniques. Take a tour of the facility and see just how advanced their design is. Continue Reading
How does a rack-mount UPS stack up against a central data center UPS for telecom rooms? Money doesn't necessarily mean power. Continue Reading
Smart PDUs and DCIM turn on data center energy management, but that's the short-term stuff. A strong strategy will energize a data center perennially. Continue Reading
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Isolated, dedicated grounds, telecom grounds -- the performance and, more importantly, safety of data center equipment -- rely on proper grounding. Continue Reading
Is your hot aisle too hot for OSHA? New data center trends are causing concern. You might need to adapt to adhere to the law. Continue Reading
Is key-swipe entry monitored by anyone? Do your retrofit plans include an economizer? See why many facility trends -- and laws -- are causing concern. Continue Reading
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UPS sizing is hard, with confusing terminology and an ever-shifting IT load. If you get the calculations wrong, don't worry about a Michael Bay movie scene in the data center. Here's what to do when UPS is too wimpy or too beefy for the task. Continue Reading
Direct current data center power supply hasn't caught on as a mainstream idea, but are the major utilities to blame? Continue Reading
DR won't prevent downtime, but the choice for high-uptime IT shops isn't business continuity vs. disaster recovery, it's how to incorporate both. Continue Reading