New & Notable
Data center energy efficiency News
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.
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.
March 19, 2014
A number of Open Compute Project members are breathing new life into server hardware designs, including big names traditionally focused on software.
January 09, 2014
Flash memory storage and data center automation take center stage in this inaugural podcast with 'Modern Infrastructure' editors.
Data center energy efficiency Get Started
Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content
Facebook opened up its hyperscale data center in North Carolina for a look at its Open Compute Project servers, cold storage facility and floral conservation area. Continue Reading
Even the best data center design drifts from its opening day to the present. Uptime shares its recommendations to map cooling power to today's IT load. Continue Reading
Are you big enough to take advantage of DCIM or virtualization for the power and cost savings? When it comes to certain moves, size is an advantage. Continue Reading
Evaluate Data center energy efficiency Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
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
Manage Data center energy efficiency
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
There's no correct inlet air temperature for all servers. Age, performance and design help determine how much heat your server can handle. Continue Reading
Power consumption accounts for a large portion of data center operating costs, so it's important to understand power usage and efficiency when planning a new build or updating an existing facility. While you cannot eliminate power use, there are ... Continue Reading
Many companies want greener IT operations, whether to save money or help the environment. But where do colo data centers fit in? Continue Reading
Problem Solve Data center energy efficiency Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
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
Evaporative cooling offers energy efficiency, but there are downsides to consider before choosing it over CRACs. Continue Reading
Weigh the cost, integration and staffing implications of DCIM to make a smart buy and put DCIM's monitoring and analytical capabilities to work. Continue Reading