The global green data center market, with Europe and the U.S. historically leading it, is expected to reach or exceed $55 billion by 2021. Aaron Binkley, Director of Sustainability Programs at Digital Realty, discusses how a growing customer focus on energy efficiency is driving the “green” data center market.
Data Center Frontier turned two years old this week. It’s a good time to reflect on our journey this far, and the road ahead, and look at how some of our predictions have turned out.
Our Executive Roundtable examines the data center industry’s track record on energy efficiency, assessing the progress thus far and laying out the strategies that can take efficiency to the next level.
It is time to finally get over the misconceptions generated by the loud and misleading rhetoric regarding the superior efficiencies of close-coupled and liquid cooled server cabinet solutions, as well as the supposed limits on power densities that can be effectively cooled by air. Passive air cooling can successfully dissipate as much heat as can be generated by commercial servers that can actually fit in a 42-45 U cabinet, and in fact more than most close-coupled and liquid-cooled solutions. In addition, air-cooled solutions that rely on complete isolation between supply air and return air are more efficient than most close-coupled systems and provide access to lower data center cooling costs and energy savings.
Your data center is a critical part of your business? So how are you helping it run more efficiently? Learn how to deploy energy efficiencies with powerful PDU systems!
As your data center grows – your business will rely on your IT capabilities even more. Now, learn about some of the biggest opportunities around data center energy savings.
Data centers, the home to the physical infrastructure that underpins today’s increasingly digital world, consume increasing amounts of energy. By 2020, U.S. data centers are projected to consume electricity equivalent to the output from 50 large coal-fired power plants.2 This increase is driven by the rapid growth of the “digital universe” – the data we create and store every day. According to a joint study by IDC and EMC published in April 2014, the digital universe is doubling in size every two years, and by 2020 will reach roughly 44 trillion gigabytes.3
With the explosion of data and new use-cases around the modern data center; what can you do keep up? Now, learn about powerful new technologies and tools which can directly impact your business, the user, and your business.
Any data center owner that is looking to apply evaporative technology on their facility for cooling should be very aware of the fact that evaporative cooling is both an art and science.