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  • Modern Infrastructure e-zine: The Data Center of the Future is More Science and Less Fiction

    Yesterday's data center physical plants were nothing to write home about – large, expensive to build, energy inefficient, and difficult to expand. Data center operators are demanding better, and the industry is responding in kind with advances in pow... 

  • Software-defined networking (SDN) may face obstacles in data center adoption

    A new generation of technologies is radically changing enterprise IT, and IT managers have to get ready. Modern Infrastructure explores the impact of these shifts on data center infrastructure and guides IT managers in their decision making. P... 

  • What SMBs need to know about data center hardware selection

    With limited budget to spend on new data center hardware, what’s the best strategy for making new server purchases? How much performance does a smaller data center need from its servers, and what kinds of hardware work best for virtualized environmen... 

  • Top communication strategies when designing a data center

    Although it often seems as though the IT and facilities departments are from different planets, integrating the two groups has become more important than ever for efficient and cost-effective data center operations. This expert e-book explores how ef... 

  • Planning for effective data center construction, design and build out

    In this expert e-book from our editors, learn how to visualize each phase of your data center construction project and its energy usage. Discover topics such as: the true cost of construction, design firm selection criteria, and much more. 

  • Data center energy management: Tricks for backup power, distribution and conversions

    Feeding the data center’s energy needs without breaking the bank is possible—if you know a few tricks. This chapter includes targeted steps for data center energy management to lower data center power consumption and strengthen the bottom line. 

  • Management guide to data center facility design

    Access this expert resource from our editors to discover proven strategies for maintaining a healthy and efficient data center climate, starting with how to keep IT equipment cool. 

  • Strategic tips for data center facility designs

    In this e-book, learn how cooperation between IT and facilities can improve the bottom line. Get tips on designing a data center facility and learn about innovative data center designs. Also read about effective communication strategies you can use i... 

  • Data center construction strategies

    Where to build a new data center is not just a matter of building costs. Choosing the right site is a decision fraught with tangible and intangible issues. The chapters in this e-book will discuss the importance of site selection and planning, data c... 

  • Data Center Design and Build-Out Handbook

    The data center is the cornerstone of the modern enterprise, providing critical computing resources and access to data for an organization’s users, business partners and customer base. In short, the data center enables a company to do business. Yet a... 

  • integrated solar

    Integrated solar is the inclusion of solar power technology as a part of original construction rather than as a separate module that is added later. Solar energy may be gathered thermally or through the use of photovoltaic cells. Integrated solar is ... 

  • brownfield site

    A brownfield site is land used for industrial purposes. 

  • converged infrastructure

    Converged infrastructure (CI) is an approach to data center management that relies on a specific vendor and the vendor’s partners to provide pre-configured bundles of hardware and software in a single chassis. 

  • photovoltaic glass (PV glass)

    Photovoltaic glass (PV glass) is a technology that enables the conversion of light into electricity. To do so, the glass incorporates transparent semiconductor-based photovoltaic cells, which are also known as solar cells. The cells are sandwiched be... 

  • Open Compute Project

    The Open Compute Project is an initiative started by Facebook to share efficient server and data center designs with the general IT industry. 

  • Kyoto cooling (Kyoto wheel)

    KyotoCooling is an energy-efficient free cooling system for data centers. Kyoto cooling uses outside air to remove the heat created by computing equipment instead of using mechanical refrigeration. 

  • Open Rack

    The Open Rack specification is an open standard for server racks designed to integrate with other parts of Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP). 

  • Open Vault

    Open Vault is an open-source storage specification created by Facebook and the Open Compute Project (OCP). 

  • off-grid data center

    An off-grid data center is a facility that produces all its own power and is not connected to any external source, such as the electrical power grid. 

  • off the grid

    Off the grid is a designation for facilities that produce all their own energy and are not connected to any external source, such as the electrical power grid. 

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