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Does Falling Oil Price Affect Data Centers?

Does Falling Oil Price Affect Data Centers?
December 16, 2014 1 Comment »

The price of oil (WTI crude) has, pardon the phrase, tanked since midyear, falling nearly 50% from over $100 a barrel to just under $55. Naturally, since energy is the main consumable of data centers, the question arises regarding the ... Read More »

Trimming the Fat: How to Make Your Colocation Offering as Efficient as Possible

Trimming the Fat: How to Make Your Colocation Offering as Efficient as Possible
December 10, 2014 No Comments »

A recent study conducted in North America by IMS Research found that the colocation market will be worth $10 billion by 2018. But this prediction does not represent a guaranteed windfall for colocation companies. Although organizations are indeed becoming ever ... 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 »

Energy Procurement: The New Data Center Power Model

Energy Procurement: The New Data Center Power Model
November 19, 2014 1 Comment »

Today, many companies are reaching a crossroads. Volatile energy prices that can change fast and frequently (varying by geographic region and even time of day) combined with a still-recovering economy have led many organizations to choose predictability and budget certainty ... 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 »

Industry Outlook: Flywheel UPS Systems for the Data Center

Industry Outlook: Flywheel UPS Systems for the Data Center
October 22, 2014 1 Comment »

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 Mark A. Ascolese about flywheel UPS products and ... 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 »

Advantages of Air-Cooled Chillers in Data Centers

Advantages of Air-Cooled Chillers in Data Centers
September 22, 2014 No Comments »

In mission-critical facilities, it is important to make sure that all equipment is reliable and efficient and that the systems are easy to operate. Data centers face these issues constantly, and it’s important to select the right equipment so the ... Read More »

Is Your Data Center Really Ready to Weather the Storm?

Is Your Data Center Really Ready to Weather the Storm?
September 18, 2014 1 Comment »

Disasters can strike a data center at any time. Regardless of whether the cause is Mother Nature or human error, disasters can be costly and lead to long-term damage to a business. According to a survey conducted by Emerson Network ... 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 »