Data center design and facilities
- December 12, 2007
With a new metric from Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC), users can compare how much power servers consume with server performance.
- November 28, 2007
The Gartner Data Center Conference began Tuesday with a keynote from analyst Thomas Bittman about keeping data centers agile and creating your own IT vision.
- November 26, 2007
A survey of x86 server buyers reveals that they are less concerned about processors than they are about floor space, power and cooling, and consolidation via virtualization.
- November 19, 2007
The heating and cooling group ASHRAE may expand its recommended ranges to better align with IT manufacturers' recommendations. One user says it's about time.
- November 08, 2007
CI Host in Chicago has been burgled four times in two years, which has prompted other colocation providers to question their own security.
- November 07, 2007
A new IBM program allows companies to earn certificates for improving data center energy efficiency, which can in turn be sold on the open market.
- November 04, 2007
Experts at the Uptime Institute Data Center Design Charrette share advice on going green in the data center and upcoming trends that will shape IT operations in the future in this podcast interview series.
- October 24, 2007
While the majority of Data Center Decisions conference attendees are planning new data centers, few have focused on implementing green technologies.
- October 18, 2007
Depending on your environment, the red emergency power-off button in your data center might be an unnecessary evil.
- October 11, 2007
A new IBM metric measures the energy efficiency of the company's mainframes, which are head and shoulders above that of x86 servers.
- October 02, 2007
For some data centers, trying to regulate humidity is not only unnecessary but also wasteful of energy.
- October 02, 2007
Rackable Systems and Sun Microsystems are rolling out new mobile containerized data centers, but concerns persist regarding their durability and energy efficiency.
- September 04, 2007
Cassatt Active Power Management helps companies save on energy costs by automatically shutting down idle servers.
- August 22, 2007
"Green computing" may be the vendor buzz phrase of the moment, but Web hosting company AISO.Net practices the principles and operates a nearly 100% solar-powered location.
- August 15, 2007
A panel of data center industry IT vendors and researchers cites low uptake of available power management tools as a cause of wasted power.