Data center design and facilities
- May 05, 2008
Incremental data center energy-efficiency improvement will not meet increasing demand for power. IT pros need to get radical and move beyond raised floors and hot aisle/cold aisle.
- April 28, 2008
Server memory components still lag CPUs' performance and energy-efficiency gains. And multicore processors may make bottlenecks worse.
- April 23, 2008
While computational fluid dynamics (CFD) initially measured the aerodynamics of aircraft, CFD can now analyze airflow and help improve data center air-cooling techniques.
- April 18, 2008
The optical imaging technology Tailgate Detection, Alarm, and Recording System enables a data center hosting company to prevent unauthorized entry into data center facilities.
- April 11, 2008
In certain environments, air-side and water-side economizers can take advantage of the cool weather outside to cool data centers inside, says Equinix.
- April 01, 2008
On Tuesday, April 1, Microsoft Senior Director of Data Center Services Michael Manos delivered the keynote presentation at AFCOM's Data Center World conference. The company has opened its ...
- March 25, 2008
After overhauling its data center cooling systems, hosting giant the Planet expects to save $1 million on its electric bill. Its VP of facilities explains how the company optimized its air distribution.
- March 19, 2008
The beta of the Department of Energy's DC Pro tool is due out in May. It will help users determine data center energy efficiency and provide recommendations on improvement.
- March 03, 2008
Windows Server 2008 has some features users should know about, from power management and Linux-like scripting features to roadblocks for Hyper-V.
- February 26, 2008
Aperture's Vista data center infrastructure management software isn't flawless, users say, but becoming a division of Emerson's Liebert Corp. may bring it to the next level.
- February 12, 2008
Here's a depressing prospect: Rather than decreasing overall energy consumption, "green" computing equipment may actually spur data centers to consume more.
- February 04, 2008
Building a new data center? If so, check out Structural and Vibration Guidelines for Datacom Equipment Centers, which details considerations and factors for data center design when it comes to shock and vibrations.
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- January 07, 2008
For its backup power, data center colocation company Terremark will switch to flywheel-based UPS systems from batteries -- a move in search of better total cost of ownership.
- December 19, 2007
Even as IT organizations look for ways to save power, very few -- if any -- will shut down idle servers or use power management tools.
- December 19, 2007
Getting LEED certification for your data center can be an arduous process. Is it worth it, and are there alternatives on the horizon?