Lithium-ion batteries may have. been a common source of power for various consumer devices for years, but the they now being adopted, as well, for use with Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) applications, “as a means of ensuring uptime for mission-critical infrastructure in data centers.” A new white paper from Vertiv pointed out that for companies looking to deploy distributed computing and edge networks, lithium-ion batteries are well suited for use with IT deployments in remote locations.
Insights: Data Center Energy
Electricity is the lifeblood of every data center. At Data Center Frontier, we're exploring new frontiers in data center energy as we see data centers in new places. Some of these new facilities will seek new sources of energy, especially renewable technologies such as wind and solar, as well as landfills and other sources of biogas. Other technologies, such as Bloom Energy fuel cells, may prompt consolidated approaches to power architecture.
We're interested in how modular data centers and other design innovations allow new methods of deploying Internet infrastructure, creating opportunities to make use of solar arrays, wind turbines, fuel cells, combined heat & power (CHP), microgrids, and the recycling of server exhaust heat to warm buildings through district heating.
Two veteran data center thought leaders will steer the future of an emerging specialist in software-defined power. Virtual Power Systems has named Dean Nelson interim CEO, while Peter Gross will be Chairman of the Board.
Aligned has matched the entire IT load of its data centers with renewable energy, as part of a holistic sustainability program spanning all parts of its operations.
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.
A new report from Server Technology explores the challenges, solutions and opportunities for three phase power, used in data centers to support high density IT applications, and to minimize the cost of the cables delivering that power.
Chatsworth Products asserts that those managing remote ICT equipment or a laboratory environment should consider an intelligent rack PDU with remote power control capability as part of an overall power management strategy. A new report, “Remote Management of Data Center Cabinets: The Importance of Remote Power Control in Multitenant/Colocation, Laboratory and Remote/Edge Sites,” explores further the potential of remote power control for colocation and more.
Vertiv Holdings Co. has begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange Monday after completing a $5.3 billion merger with GS Acquisition Holdings, a public company led by investor David Cote.
An ambitious upgrade of power and cooling infrastructure at One Wilshire has boosted the iconic carrier hotel’s capacity for new data center space. Here’s a closer look at the challenges in a major upgrade of an older mission-critical building in an urban center.
A new white paper from Vertiv offers a full-picture view of the potential challenges that come with Eco Mode types of operation, as well as what to consider if you choose to utilize those modes. The report also provides field results of related UPS technology.
What’s ahead for the data center industry? We’ve identified eight themes that will shape the data center business in 2020. The big theme: data, data everywhere.