Data center design and facilities
- September 30, 2008
Commonly accepted data center best practices such as hot-aisle/cold-aisle containment may not always work, a discovery much to the chagrin of a Cisco Systems' Q&A lab data center manager.
- September 10, 2008
Data centers are concerned about energy efficiency and taking steps to fix it, according to the 2008 Purchasing Intentions Survey. But many have no way to measure whether their tactics work.
- September 05, 2008
Containing a data center's hot and cold aisles in may create energy-efficiency savings, but the design strategy can leave a facility vulnerable to fire detection and suppression issues.
- August 12, 2008
Advanced Data Centers is building a data center with a power usage effectiveness value of 1.1, head and shoulders above industry standard. In the process, ADC may achieve LEED Platinum status as well.
- August 06, 2008
This month, Oracle breaks ground on a 200,000-square-foot data center in Utah. Oracle's CIO outlined the facility's resources and energy-saving methods at LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center.
- July 08, 2008
Hot-aisle/cold-aisle containment is a new data center design strategy to improve energy efficiency by preventing the mixing of hot and cold air in a data center.
- June 17, 2008
The new green data center at hosting company RackForce will use hydropower for primary power and natural gas to help run backup generators.
- June 11, 2008
Now that IBM has a data center in a shipping container -- much like those from Sun Microsystems and Rackable Systems -- it also offers a building-block data center and a high-density zone service.
- June 04, 2008
Downtime struck one-third of the customer base of the Planet, a Houston-based hosting company, after an explosion in an underground conduit that ushers utility power to the site was compromised.
- May 30, 2008
Cassatt's Active Power Management product has been updated to shut down idle servers based on demands, but when it comes to shutting down machines, IT managers still face hurdles.
- May 22, 2008
SearchDataCenter.com's Data Center Manager of the year -- the Planet's Jeff Lowenberg -- improved energy efficiency at his company's data centers.
- May 20, 2008
Two companies have found ways to save on energy costs by reuse data center waste heat. Quebecor now heats adjoining rooms; IBM Switzerland, a swimming pool.
- May 12, 2008
ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9 released a new book on data center cooling case studies and best practices. This is ASHRAE's seventh book on data centers.
- May 08, 2008
A Forsythe Solutions Group expert discusses tactics to keep data centers cool during the summer, including blocking out windows.
- May 05, 2008
Incremental improvements in data center energy efficiency will not meet increasing demand for power. IT pros need to consider radical change or get out of the data center business.