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Pursuing the Green Data Center

Pursuing the Green Data Center
March 2, 2015 No Comments »

In the flurry of today’s tech trends—cloud computing, mobility, productivity apps, big data, Internet of Things, M2M and so on—one can easily forget that data, whether created a decade ago or this very moment, has to live somewhere. With three ... Read More »

Data Center Power Trends

Data Center Power Trends
February 18, 2015 No Comments »

Data center designers are increasingly adopting the maxim that bigger is better. Driven to a large extent by the shift toward colocation, hyper-scale data centers are becoming more common. As these facilities have grown larger, they have also grown more ... Read More »

Facility Software Systems: Design, Construction and Operational Impacts

Facility Software Systems: Design, Construction and Operational Impacts
January 21, 2015 1 Comment »

Just as modern data centers are built to support software applications and the hardware they live on, they also rely heavily on the software that drives control and monitoring systems. In many facilities, today’s critical control means less adjusting of ... Read More »

Modular Data Centers: Commissioning Success

Modular Data Centers: Commissioning Success
December 8, 2014 No Comments »

This article is the final installment of a five-part series by Stephen Madaffari, Principal of Data Centers Delivered, on the process by which businesses considering modular data center options should properly evaluate, review and implement solutions. (See also part one, ... Read More »

Modular Data Centers: Project Management—Details That Deliver

Modular Data Centers: Project Management—Details That Deliver
November 10, 2014 2 Comments »

This article is part four of a five-part series by Stephen Madaffari, Principal of Data Centers Delivered, on the process by which businesses considering modular data center options should properly evaluate, review and implement solutions. (See also part one, part ... Read More »

Modular Data Centers: Vetting for Fit

Modular Data Centers: Vetting for Fit
October 27, 2014 1 Comment »

This article is part one of a five-part series by Stephen Madaffari, Principal of Data Centers Delivered, on the process by which businesses considering modular data center options should properly evaluate, review and implement solutions. (See also part one, part ... Read More »

Modular Data Centers (Part Two): “Right the RFP”

Modular Data Centers (Part Two): “Right the RFP”
October 6, 2014 1 Comment »

This article is part two of a five-part series by Stephen Madaffari, Principal of Data Centers Delivered, on the process by which businesses considering modular data center options should properly evaluate, review and implement solutions. (See also part one, part ... Read More »

Modular Data Centers: Customized for Today’s Data, Flexible for Tomorrow’s Growth

Modular Data Centers: Customized for Today’s Data, Flexible for Tomorrow’s Growth
September 8, 2014 7 Comments »

This article is part one of a five-part series by Stephen Madaffari, Principal of Data Centers Delivered, on the process by which businesses considering modular data center options should properly evaluate, review and implement solutions. (See also part two, part ... Read More »

N+1 Cooling on Paper Only

N+1 Cooling on Paper Only
August 25, 2014 1 Comment »

N+1 redundancy is a system-design best practice because equipment failure happens; we expect it and we plan around it. In the case of data center cooling, we expect a CRAC to go down at some point, and with an N+1 ... Read More »

Miniaturization and Other Challenges Facing Data Center Operators

Miniaturization and Other Challenges Facing Data Center Operators
August 11, 2014 1 Comment »

In computing, size and performance were once inextricably linked, with the most powerful computers for many years taking up huge spaces. And because most of these behemoths could only be found in universities or other academic institutions, government buildings, or ... Read More »