Data centers must have the capacity for growth as digital transformations drive an increased demand for remote connectivity. A new white paper from Data Aire explains why fluidity in business and global economies requires future-ready flexibility, especially as relates to data center cooling.
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.
Increasingly severe weather events and the resulting power outages (some lasting weeks) exacerbate challenges to grid reliability. Enchanted Rock explores how dual purpose microgrids can offer both value to site hosts as well as stability to the grid at large.
Leaders in the edge, cloud, and data center space have looked to modular data center designs to ensure they can meet emerging requirements. A DCF special report courtesy of ABB looks at How Digital Modernization is Impacting Physical Modular Infrastructure.
There are steps data center customers can take to mitigate risk and gain some control over how these interesting times in the energy market can affect your company’s bottom line. Michael Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Stream Data Centers, shares insights around what’s on the horizon for U.S. energy and market factors that could affect pricing over time.
Both smaller organizations and large hyperscale customers need to have a strong global data center strategy. A new white paper from Iron Mountain provides seven key considerations for building that strategy, including site selection risk factors, power infrastructure, and connectivity.
Given goals for a cleaner U.S. power supply, utilities and policymakers may be seeking alternatives to a strategy of deploying diesel generators for backup power/resilience. Enchanted Rock compares microgrid solutions to see which alternative to diesel backup power can provide resilience while reducing emissions.
A growing number of data center operators are looking to reduce or eliminate onsite diesel generators. But what will take their place? Join DCF’s Rich Miller on November 4, 2021 at 2pm as he discusses data center microgrids with Carsten Baumann of Schneider Electric.
A new white paper from INNIO explores three primary benefits that data center operators can see with the deployment of fast-start natural gas generators: increased data center reliability, reduced emissions, and opportunities to monetize stranded assets.
In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Eric Xie, Software Application Engineer at Intel® Data Center Management Solutions shares insights on how data centers can reduce power consumption to benefit both the bottom line and the planet.
A new white paper from Server Technology explores how efficiency and sustainability, and even the integration of renewable energy sources, are changing the way data center operators are thinking about power distribution solutions.