Vertiv aims to “tell the truth” about Federal data center modernization via a new white paper posted on Data Center Frontier. Then in 2019, the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) was introduced, which further prioritized the modernization of aging government data centers. The full report, “Exploring the Progress of Federal Data Center Modernization,” highlights the important work being down to bring the U.S. federal government IT fully into the 21st century.
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.
Data Center Jobs: This month’s top data center job opportunities ranged from Dallas and New York, to several open positions in Northern Virginia.
How you manage equipment procurement and installation can make a huge difference in the cost and speed of data center construction. Insights from Zech Connell at ProLift Rigging.
Phill Lawson-Shanks, CIO and Sustainability Committee Chair at Aligned Energy hones in on sustainable data centers, and what a “new breed” of data centers focused on energy efficiency will look like.
In the market of 2020, today’s data center manager is responsible for not only overseeing capacity planning management, but also ascertaining the capability to determine, drive and report on energy efficiency. A new white paper from Server Technology defines 10 things every data center manager should know about power and identifies key considerations for the data center planner and operator, regarding how to simply and reliably power all of the IT hardware in the modern data center.
Three-Phase power distribution at the rack level traditionally means that power was divided into separate branches. Load balancing and cabling can be difficult. Alternating phased power on a per-receptacle basis provides tangible benefits in the form of simplified cabling, better airflow, better load balancing and greater efficiencies. Download the new white paper from Server Technology that outlines one solution to these issues: using an alternating phase PDU. These specially designed PDUs alternate the phased power on a per-outlet basis instead of a per-branch basis.
With the shift of enterprise-owned Information and Communications Technology (ICT) equipment into multi-tenant data center (MTDC)/colocation sites and the anticipated growth of remote/edge sites, basic control of power for remotely located ICT equipment is becoming an important consideration in overall power management strategy. Download a 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 rack 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.
When designing a power protection scheme for data centers, IT and facility managers must ask themselves whether a distributed or centralized backup strategy makes more sense. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question. Download the new white paper from Vertiv that explores the principle of centralized versus distributed bypass and applies it equally to standalone monolithic and integrated-modular UPS architectures.
When complete, the Alligned Ashburn 26-acre 180 MW master-planned data center campus will offer over 1 mm sq. ft. of space. Download a new case study that explores how Aligned constructed a 368,755 square-foot data center and built out the first fully-commissioned 12 MW of data center space, expandable to 60 MW, in less than six months.
The demand for data center facilities has been high over the last several years. That demand, and continued growth in the industry, by all indications, will continue for some time. Rob Dean, the VP of Design and Construction at CoreSite, who has been working on construction projects for nearly 15 years, walks readers through the process of building and maintaining a data center in today’s market.