As data centers deploy virtualization and consolidate equipment for more efficient computing, the average rack power density is constantly rising. While an average cabinet supported 3 – 4 kW a few years ago, today that power management load is considered in low-density environments. It is certainly not uncommon to have cabinets drawing 9 – 15 kW and in several cases, even higher than that. With the rise in processing being done at every cabinet, strong attention needs to be paid to the cabinet power distribution strategy so that the highest levels of availability and efficiency are achieved with minimum management overhead. To learn more download this white paper.
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.
The evolved data center model allows you only buy the space and power you want. Where the traditional colocation model locks you into long-term contracts for power you may not use, the evolved pay- for-use model eliminates the need to forecast IT demand and provides control over capacity. As a result, you reduce waste and align your data center to the needs of your business.
Today’s CIO faces a host of challenges and new trends and energy availability and the disconnect with data. Budgets are tight and in many cases decreasing. At the same time, IT is becoming more strategic as the amount of energy and data created is exploding and the value of accessing that data in real time is continuously increasing. Much of this data must be mined and acted upon instantaneously while it is still of value, requiring the application of bigger and more powerful data centers. To learn more download this white paper.
Power consumption in the data center continues to be a rising trend. The need to provide redundant power systems with high reliability and availability of compute resources is a major driving force for the increase in power utilization. Some data centers use just as much power for non-compute or “overhead energy” like cooling, lighting and power conversions, as they do to power servers. The ultimate goal is to reduce this “overhead energy” loss, so that more power is dedicated to revenue-generating equipment, without jeopardizing reliability and availability of resources.
Intel IT conducted a technology evaluation of Intel Power Node Manager and Intel® Data Center Manager (Intel® DCM). Our goals were to assess the potential of these Intel® power management technologies to increase data center energy efficiency, and to validate potential usage models. Download this white paper to learn more.
The efficient data center has assumed a new, more prominent role as a strategic asset within the organization. Increasing capacity demands and the pressure to support the “always-on” digital business are forcing data centers to adapt, evolve, and respond at an increasingly accelerated rate. Cloud, mobility, IoT, big data – these and other interrelated trends are putting enormous pressure on the modern efficient data center data center. To keep pace, today’s physical infrastructure has become vastly more complex, interconnected, and performance-driven than a decade ago. To learn more download this white paper.
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
Trying to maximize efficiency in a data center design that is on focused only on power and cooling strategies is short-cited. There are other efficiencies that will enhance the data center’s ability to cost-effectively adapt to business strategy changes and increased computing demand. Download this whitepaper today to learn how data center solution should be designed with five key goals; guaranteed performance, saving time, optimizing space, enhance experience by utilizing resources and enable sustainability.