Facilities

Cooling What Remains: The CCF After Moving to the Cloud

Cooling What Remains: The CCF After Moving to the Cloud
April 23, 2014 1 Comment »

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 »

Tackling the Hurdles of the Software-Defined Data Center

Tackling the Hurdles of the Software-Defined Data Center
April 9, 2014 No Comments »

In the evolving IT landscape where technology is moving at an incredible pace, IT departments have been tasked with keeping their infrastructures up and running 24/7 while also managing increasing complexities, as the needs of business users are quickly surpassing ... Read More »

Data Center Design Primer: Part Five

Data Center Design Primer: Part Five
March 25, 2014 3 Comments »

Also see parts one, two, three and four of this series. Designing a data center involves a number of decisions that rely on each other; for instance, whether you use a raised floor will affect the cooling approach you employ. ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: Data Center Energy Efficiency

Industry Outlook: Data Center Energy Efficiency
March 5, 2014 3 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 Aaron Rallo about the state of power efficiency ... Read More »

Managing Data Center Operating Expenses: Property Tax

Managing Data Center Operating Expenses: Property Tax
February 26, 2014 1 Comment »

There is an ample supply of information distributed daily about managing the operational costs of your data center, or about the evolution in design/construction, the latest advances in cooling technology and so on. Certainly, managers of data centers focus a ... Read More »

In 2014, Proactive UPS Maintenance Is Essential for All Data Center Managers

In 2014, Proactive UPS Maintenance Is Essential for All Data Center Managers
February 10, 2014 2 Comments »

At the start of the year, we all resolve to take better care of ourselves and create plans to best maintain our bodies and minds. We recommend a similar New Year’s resolution for data center managers who are ready to ... Read More »

Tackling Mixed Environments in the Data Center With IIM

Tackling Mixed Environments in the Data Center With IIM
February 5, 2014 2 Comments »

The arguments for the use of intelligent infrastructure management (IIM) in data centers have been growing recently, along with the complexity and constraints faced by the data center industry. Specifications for communications rooms and data centers are challenging because of ... Read More »

Data Center Design Primer: Part Four

Data Center Design Primer: Part Four
February 4, 2014 No Comments »

Also see parts one, two and three of this series. The fourth installment of this series on the basics of data center design focuses more on the computer room proper. In particular, it looks at one of the more controversial ... Read More »

What’s Stopping Liquid Cooling?

What’s Stopping Liquid Cooling?
January 30, 2014 5 Comments »

With all its benefits, liquid cooling would appear to be a default solution for much of what ails today’s data center. But combined with its downsides and cost premiums, it still hasn’t seen the kind of adoption one might expect. ... Read More »

The Road To a Smart Data Center

The Road To a Smart Data Center
January 27, 2014 4 Comments »

Historically, all data center owners/operators have benchmarked the efficiency of their data centers using power usage effectiveness (PUE) and data center infrastructure efficiency (DCiE). This approach has led to the well-known “PUE wars.” The Green Grid, author of both PUE ... Read More »