We conclude our DCF Executive Roundtable with a discussion of the future of data center automation, and how it is being shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Several panelists believe the “lights-out” data center is drawing closer.
Insights: Data Center Design
Data Center Frontier charts the future of data centers and cloud computing. We track the latest developments in data center design, providing updates on the innovations and best practices for creating energy efficient and sustainable data centers.
Our thesis: New markets will require new approaches to datacenter design, creating facilities that can operate with very different climate and energy profiles. This will require major innovation in the way data centers are designed, built and powered.
Our stories provide insights into the role of modular and pre-fabricated data center designs, the impact of the Open Compute Project and open hardware movement, and new approaches to creating data center racks and servers.
Since its introduction within the automotive industry in the 1930’s through to its current widespread use in data centers, busway offers a high density, flexible power distribution solution for many applications. Get the new report from Anord Mardix that explores a fresh approach — integral coupling — which utilizes a unique male and female coupling system that is integral to the individual busway sections.
Marc Cram, Director of Sales for Server Technology, highlights what the role of PDU design means for mission critical uptime in today’s data centers.
Get the new white paper from Chatsworth Products that explores the most beneficial applications for intelligent rack PDUs with remote power control, defines the key capabilities to require on intelligent track PDUs with remote power control, and lists additional monitoring and security capabilities that should be considered when selecting intelligent rack PDUs for use in laboratories, in remote/edge sites or when colocating enterprise-owned equipment into MTDCs.
Get the new white paper, by Chatsworth Products (CPI) and Innovative Research Inc. (IRI), that provides an overview of the key steps for optimizing the cooling performance of air-cooled data centers. This includes employing a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling software tool for analysis and exercising airflow management best practices that will help data center managers understand the what and how of optimizing airflow and, consequently, cooling performance.
Blake Weaver, Data Center Specialist at ProLift Rigging, explores what it takes to win with modular construction in the speed to market race.
Servers housed for two years on the ocean floor were substantially more reliable than those in traditional data centers, Microsoft said today. The findings could bring benefits to data center economics for traditional projects on land.
Tim Miscovich, Chief Commercial Officer at wtec shares his insights on the impact of data center lighting and how your lighting plays a key role in your green data center strategy.
A new report from Stream Data Centers highlights how the data industry company and and leaders of one of the leaders of one of the nation’s larger commercial banks joined forces as part of a comprehensive data center consolidation plan and ascertained the need for a new core build-to-suit data center that would complement its primary Tier IV data center and execute the project.
Deploying edge computing infrastructure can be challenging for end users, who must adapt their models and processes for a smaller, denser environment to process more services and user data. There are three common challenges reported by end users working with edge designs: Defining the use case, inexperience with edge deployments and data management concerns.