Facilities

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 »

Can You Manage Me, Now? Cellular Out-of-Band and the Future of Remote Infrastructure Management

Can You Manage Me, Now? Cellular Out-of-Band and the Future of Remote Infrastructure Management
July 7, 2014 1 Comment »

Out-of-band management (OOBM) is becoming an increasingly vital part of the business-continuity tool kit, as data center locations become more remote and as enterprises look to avoid costly network outages any way they can. Thus, remote management and monitoring hinge ... 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 1)

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 1)
June 9, 2014 2 Comments »

(Also see Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 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 ... 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 »

Multimode UPS Systems for Data Centers: Advantages Beyond Energy Efficiency

Multimode UPS Systems for Data Centers: Advantages Beyond Energy Efficiency
May 5, 2014 2 Comments »

With government and private-sector pressure to reduce data center operating costs and related energy usage, manufacturers of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems have made design improvements to improve operating efficiencies. Data center industry organizations such as The Green Grid Association1 ... Read More »