Data center design and facilities

  • February 14, 2007 14 Feb'07

    Utilities team up to cut data center energy usage

    Key utilities around the country form a coalition that will explore ways to get data centers to cut their energy use.

  • February 14, 2007 14 Feb'07

    Data center power management

    Are you turning out power bills that make your CFO choke? Is avoiding electrical downtime a priority for your organization? Check out or chapter on data center power management for the latest info on energy savings and power supply maintenance.

  • February 06, 2007 06 Feb'07

    Raised floor bests overhead cooling, IBM finds

    According to a recent study by IBM researchers, raised-floor cooling in high-density data centers ensures lower air intake temperatures for servers than overhead cooling systems.

  • February 06, 2007 06 Feb'07

    Right-sizing is the key to energy efficient data centers

    I recently visited APC's Research and Development facility in Billerica, MA, to get a first-hand look at their approach to data center cooling. During the visit, American Power Conversion Corp. Chief Technical Officer Neil Rasmussen offered his ...

  • January 30, 2007 30 Jan'07

    Improved airflow cools off overheated data center

    With systems on the brink of burning up, Osram Sylvania made small changes to its data center layout that kept servers cool -- and saved them money to boot.

  • January 29, 2007 29 Jan'07

    Liquid cooling is your friend, ASHRAE speakers say

    Liquid is starting to make inroads in the data center, thanks to its ability to cool things off thousands of times better than air.

  • January 22, 2007 22 Jan'07

    Cisco sprouts green data center initiative

    Cisco Systems Inc. has made news in recent months touting its "green data center" initiative. Cisco? A networking company? In this Q&A with Doug Gourlay, senior director of data center solutions, we ask him about Cisco is jumping on the data center ...

  • January 18, 2007 18 Jan'07

    Green data centers tackle LEED certification

    Achieving the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification is a tall order for power hungry data centers. Despite the challenge, two companies have certified their green data centers.

  • January 09, 2007 09 Jan'07

    Study ranks cheapest places to build a data center

    In a new study focusing on the healthcare industry, the Midwest once again came on top as one of the most affordable places to build a data center.

  • December 14, 2006 14 Dec'06

    DC power worries data center planner

    United Air Lines is considering using DC power for its new data center in Denver, which is being used to consolidate disaster recovery operations. But not everything is hunky-dory.

  • December 08, 2006 08 Dec'06

    Green data center operations on docket for '07

    Green data center strategies are on the lips of vendors and IT managers alike. This article discusses driving forces behind the phenomenon.

  • December 07, 2006 07 Dec'06

    Data center physical security drives biometrics technology

    Biometrics may bolster data center physical security, but IT managers must factor in their companies' needs and employee abilities in order to make sound security decisions.

  • December 05, 2006 05 Dec'06

    Server specs: Dell energy efficient servers dent wallets

    Dell announced a line of energy efficient servers this week, but they cost hundreds more up front than their traditional models. Also: new Java application servers; blades and software for telcos; startups get server discounts; storage encryption ...

  • December 04, 2006 04 Dec'06

    Fears of cooling with outside air may be unfounded

    The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will finish a study by the end of the year looking at the potential benefits and drawbacks of using outside air to cool a data center.

  • November 29, 2006 29 Nov'06

    Dynamic Smart Cooling: HP ferrets out data center hot spots

    HP is aiming to help users control hot spots in their data centers with Dynamic Smart Cooling, a network of temperature sensors that hook up to a central console and a data center's air-conditioning units to control how much cooling is needed and ...