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What the New California Title 24 Requirements Mean for Your Data Center

What the New California Title 24 Requirements Mean for Your Data Center
July 22, 2015 1 Comment »

The latest 2013 revision of the California Energy Code (Title 24 of the CA Code of Regulations, Part 6) contains implications for the way we cool data centers, server rooms, MDFs, IDFs, and just about every other computer room in ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: Data Center Maintenance

Industry Outlook: Data Center Maintenance
July 1, 2015 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 Rich DeBlasi, founder and president of Spec-Clean, about cleaning ... Read More »

Droughts and Data Centers

Droughts and Data Centers
June 2, 2015 3 Comments »

The ongoing severe drought in California, as well as perennial concerns about the availability of water (particularly in western states), raises serious questions for data center operators. Water plays an important role in cooling many facilities, but how should companies ... Read More »

The Return of Liquid Cooling?

The Return of Liquid Cooling?
June 1, 2015 2 Comments »

As a child, I vividly remember being mesmerized by the design of Cray supercomputers. Most famous for their iconic designs, these machines looked like they’d been plucked straight from a Doctor Who set. The phrase “they don’t make ‘em like ... Read More »

Software-Defined Networking Shakes Up Converged IT

Software-Defined Networking Shakes Up Converged IT
May 26, 2015 3 Comments »

The rise of technology trends such as big data and BYOD (bring your own device) are causing a seismic shift in the way data centers are managed today owing to the massive amounts of data they drive. To handle this ... Read More »

Lithium-Ion Power for Data Storage and Servers

Lithium-Ion Power for Data Storage and Servers
April 8, 2015 2 Comments »

Data is one of the most important things to protect, whether personal or corporate, and more and more data is produced and stored than ever before. Very large amounts of data residing in cloud-based storage require backup power to prevent ... Read More »

Data Center Water Use in Context

Data Center Water Use in Context
March 26, 2015 3 Comments »

Energy is the most widely noted (and sometimes lamented) resource driving data centers. But although not all data centers use water directly, many do, and the water supply is even more critical than energy to life in general. Following the ... Read More »

Big Data Equals Big Power, so Why Use Medium-Voltage UPS?

Big Data Equals Big Power, so Why Use Medium-Voltage UPS?
March 11, 2015 1 Comment »

The tendency towards mega data centers in the internet and IT sectors requires an increasing demand for stable power at single locations. With more demand for data storage (owing to frequent uploads of photos to Facebook or other social-media accounts), ... Read More »

Predict, Then Measure: Simple Rules for Data Center Success

Predict, Then Measure: Simple Rules for Data Center Success
March 9, 2015 1 Comment »

The increasing demand for IT services has resulted in more and more data centers being built worldwide, providing either in-house IT services for a single organization or cloud-based services for a number of customers. The U.S. government alone has doubled ... Read More »

Pursuing the Green Data Center

Pursuing the Green Data Center
March 2, 2015 2 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 »