Data center design and facilities

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Ken Brill: Tune your data center engine

    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 ...

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Utility offers rebate for liquid cooling systems

    Avista Corp., a Spokane, Wash.-based utility is offering rebates to data centers that buy liquid cooling systems and other energy saving technologies. The first product to qualify for the rebate is ISR's SprayCool M-Series.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    PG&E invests in data center energy efficiency

    Northern California utility PG&E has made headlines by offering rebates for energy efficiency in the data center. The company's programs have become a model for other utilities.

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    Server energy efficiency standard finalized

    The EPA and industry leaders finished a server energy efficiency standard that would allow end users to compare energy usage for 1U and 2U rack servers.

  • November 02, 2006 02 Nov'06

    San Francisco data center builds on solid foundation

    Data center hosting specialist 365 Main operates a data center fortress, built from the bedrock up to withstand everything from earthquakes to pesky IT journalists.

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Server specs: Server energy efficiency standard due out this week

    An energy efficiency standard for 1U and 2U rack servers is due out Friday. Also, HP tests RFID tags in data center asset management, and IBM is testing a paste to cool equipment.

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Schneider Electric buys APC

    American Power Conversion, a data center power supply company is being bought by French electric equipment maker Schneider Electric. Schneider plans to merge its offerings with APC's line, which could affect the products that data center managers ...

  • October 26, 2006 26 Oct'06

    Data Center Decisions attendees point to power and cooling woes

    Attendees at this week's Data Center Decisions conference in Chicago said power and cooling are the primary limiting factors to data center performance.

  • October 12, 2006 12 Oct'06

    National e-waste legislation to keep hardware costs lower

    A congressional caucus studying e-waste could recommend national legislation that vendors say would cost data center managers little to nothing compared to disparate state and local regulations.

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    Specs: Major chipmakers expected to tout new processors due out next year

    IBM, Sun and AMD will talk up their new Power, UltraSPARC and Opteron chips at a conference this week. Also: Pentadyne and Socomec win an innovation award; IBM is expected to fire about 400 BladeCenter engineers; and Verari releases blade management...

  • October 05, 2006 05 Oct'06

    Standby: Fuel cells as secondary power sources

    Part 2 of's examination of hydrogen fuel cell technology in the data center.

  • October 05, 2006 05 Oct'06

    Data center fuel cells promise seven-nines uptime

    Major data centers are tapping hydrogen fuel cells to boost power reliability over the traditional grid. Meanwhile, the economics of fuel cell-based backup is improving.

  • September 26, 2006 26 Sep'06

    Liquid cooling book promotes standardization

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers publishes a book on data center liquid cooling technologies that could help standardization.

  • September 12, 2006 12 Sep'06

    SprayCool: ISR rolls out chip-level liquid cooling

    ISR recently made its chip-level liquid cooling SprayCool technology commercially available with its M-Series line.

  • September 05, 2006 05 Sep'06

    Server Specs: Liebert raises prices on data center infrastructure

    Liebert raises prices on data center infrastructure; Rackable buys Terrascale; Intel expected to cut jobs; APC CEO retires.