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IHS: Liquid Cooling Market to See Strong Growth

IHS: Liquid Cooling Market to See Strong Growth
July 10, 2014 No Comments »

Research firm IHS, in its Data Center Cooling Report—2014, is predicting the market for liquid cooling infrastructure in data centers to grow by 40% this year. At that rate, this market will double in size in just two years. The ... Read More »

Open Access: New Best Practices in Energy-Efficient Data Centers

Open Access: New Best Practices in Energy-Efficient Data Centers
July 9, 2014 2 Comments »

Big data: it’s getting even bigger. And with it comes the need for more big data storage. In 2012, EMC estimated the size of the digital universe (all the data created and used) that year to be 2,387 exabytes (EB), ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: Efficiency in U.S. Federal Data Centers

Industry Outlook: Efficiency in U.S. Federal Data Centers
July 2, 2014 2 Comments »

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Jay Owen about efforts to improve efficiency in ... Read More »

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 3)

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 3)
June 30, 2014 No Comments »

(Also see Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.) The second part of this series considered the risk-based solutions category of fire-protection design schemes for mission-critical facilities. This category is the classical one and includes the approach of fire ... Read More »

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 2)

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 2)
June 16, 2014 No Comments »

(Also see Part 1 and Part 3 of this series.) The first part of this series looked at how the mission-critical industry was a consequence of the IT revolution that occurred in the twentieth century. This new industry had unprecedented ... Read More »

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 1)

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 1)
June 9, 2014 1 Comment »

(Also see Part 2 and Part 3 of this series.) The mission-critical industry has brought about dramatic changes in the world. It has become a part of every industry and continues to grow exponentially. The mission-critical industry has also created ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: Data Center Documentation

Industry Outlook: Data Center Documentation
May 28, 2014 No Comments »

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Bharani Kumar Kulasekaran about the demands of data ... Read More »

Will the Data Center of the Future Be Covered in Solar Panels Powering 52 kW Racks?

Will the Data Center of the Future Be Covered in Solar Panels Powering 52 kW Racks?
May 19, 2014 2 Comments »

If you think that headline is far-fetched, think again. According to more than 800 data center professionals from around the world, that’s where we’re headed. This spring, Emerson Network Power set out to capture the industry’s vision of the data ... Read More »

Cooling What Remains: The CCF After Moving to the Cloud

Cooling What Remains: The CCF After Moving to the Cloud
April 23, 2014 2 Comments »

Every move to the cloud, whether from an original site or in the changed environment of a colocation facility, creates an opportunity to refine the configuration and control of the cooling infrastructure that supports what remains to maximize the energy ... Read More »

Quick as a Flash: How to Implement a Successful All-Flash Data Center

Quick as a Flash: How to Implement a Successful All-Flash Data Center
April 14, 2014 No Comments »

A long time ago—at least in technology terms—disk storage was the new kid on the block. In 1980, Seagate introduced groundbreaking technology with the hard-disk drive. The first version of the hard-disk drive (HDD) was capable of storing a mere ... Read More »