Power is the lifeblood of the data center industry, and continues to engage data center thought leaders, as seen in the most popular stories on Data Center Frontier for July 2017.
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.
Schneider Electric announced today that it has purchased ASCO Power Technologies from Vertiv for $1.25 billion. ASCO is a leading maker of automatic transfer switches (ATS) for data centers.
Our DCF Data Center Executive Roundtable addresses the need for continuing innovation in data center electrical design and infrastructure.
The global green data center market, with Europe and the U.S. historically leading it, is expected to reach or exceed $55 billion by 2021. Aaron Binkley, Director of Sustainability Programs at Digital Realty, discusses how a growing customer focus on energy efficiency is driving the “green” data center market.
At DCD Energy Smart, leading executives in the data center and utility sectors discussed looming challenges, as well as areas where the two industries may be able to work together for change.
With evolving data center needs, come new challenges around power. No, not that kind – batteries. Learn how new Lithium Ion batter technologies are changing facilities management and creating even more reliability.
Despite the Trump administration’s decision, the data center industry is continuing to lead the shift to renewable energy to power the Internet economy.
The SRP DataStation places modular data centers at the bulk transmission lines that represent the fast lane of the power grid, allowing them to operate without a UPS or generator.
The latest company to provision green power for its data centers is Iron Mountain, which today announced a 15-year agreement to purchase 25 megawatts of wind power capacity from a new wind farm in Pennsylvania.
Google used 5.7 Terawatt hours of energy in 2015. which is why the company has also taken a leadership position in procuring renewable energy for its data centers and cloud campuses.