Data center design and facilities
- February 14, 2007
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...
- November 28, 2006
Ken Brill, founder and executive director of The Uptime Institute, talks about why the group's next symposium, scheduled for March in Orlando, Fla., will focus on data center efficiency rather than uptime, as well as how more cooling can lead to ...