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Modular Data Centers: Vetting for Fit

Modular Data Centers: Vetting for Fit
October 27, 2014 No 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 one and ... Read More »

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

Modular Data Centers (Part Two): “Right the RFP”
October 6, 2014 No Comments »

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 and ... 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 4 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 and ... 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 »

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 4)

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 4)
August 4, 2014 1 Comment »

(Also see Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this series.) The third part of this series reviewed the more prevalent solution categories of fire protection design schemes for mission-critical facilities. It first covered consensus-based solutions, as they are ... Read More »

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, Part 2 and Part 4 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 ... Read More »