High-density hosting specialist ScaleMatrix will acquire Instant Data Centers (previously Elliptical Mobile Solutions), adding a line of micro data centers for edge computing.
Insights: Data Center Cooling
Cooling is one of the primary purposes of data centers. Data center cooling has been the focus of extraordinary progress, as innovations and the application of best practices have brought dramatic gains in energy efficiency. Chief among these improvements has been the use of free cooling, most notably air-side economization. Other techniques gaining traction include water-side economization, direct and indirect evaporative cooling.
At Data Center Frontier, we're also tracking innovations in liquid cooling to handle high-density workloads in high performance computing (HPC) and supercomputing. These include the use of warm water cooling, immersion cooling, phase change cooling technologies. Liquid cooling has been adopted at the row, rack and chip in different implementations.
Liquid cooling technology specialists Submer Immersion Cooling and ZutaCore are rolling out new designs at the Open Compute Project Summit 2019, which begins today in San Jose. The OCP demos reflect growing interest in high-density cooling among hyperscale operators.
Clearly, machine learning can and has been used to achieve greater data center cooling efficiency. While most data centers are not yet equipped to do the same, the theory behind how machine learning can optimize cooling efficiency is fairly well understood. Sabey Data Centers’ John Sasser, Sr. Vice President of Data Center Operations, takes a look at how machine learning presents both challenges and opportunities for today’s data center cooling technology.
At Data Center Frontier, we see eight themes that will shape the data center business in 2019. Scale gets even more hyper, staffing challenges emerge, and market niches proliferate.
The three major cloud platforms – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google – continue to shift the data center landscape. Here’s a look back at the Big 3 in 2018.
Here’s a look at the Top 10 data center stories on Data Center Frontier in 2018, ranked by pageviews. What was hot? Facebook, Google, Ashburn, liquid cooling, edge computing.
Two years after it was spun out of Emerson, Vertiv is focused on the edge computing opportunity, and retooling for a more agile data center landscape.
Our top data center news for October 2018 includes updates from the Northern Virginia and Houston markets, and updates on the growing demand for hyperscale leasing. Additional top news included an update on the impending InfoMart rebrand, RagingWire’s hyperscale progress, and more.
Aligned Energy’s focus on intelligent infrastructure is gaining traction with customers, particularly those with high-density IT workloads. With a new financial partner, Aligned is expanding and looking for new growth opportunities.
A new HPC system from DownUnder GeoSolutions will immerse 40,000 servers in liquid coolant at Skybox Datacenters in Houston. The massive system is expected to deliver 250 petaflops of computing power.