The data center sector’s growing focus on sustainability was on display in the EPA Green Power Leadership Awards, which honored Microsoft, Equinix and QTS Realty Trust.
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.
It’s a new landscape, with challenges posed by the pandemic as well as concerns about climate change. Innovation in advanced connectivity, healthcare solutions, and energy storage offers significant opportunities to harness new ways of thinking to help your organization succeed in this fast-moving world while meeting sustainability and resiliency goals. Join Rich Miller, Bill Kleyman and other industry experts for this webinar on September 30 at 2 ET.
Google will power its entire global information empire entirely with carbon-free energy by 2030, matching every second of its data center operations to renewable energy sources.
The West Coast wildfires are highlighting the importance of energy security for data centers, which are pursuing a number of strategies to adapt to climate change and rolling blackouts, including on-site power generation.
Data centers are known for large amounts of water and power usage. In fact, it takes a tremendous amount of energy and water to power and cool any data center. That’s according to a new report from Aligned Energy, that outlines how the company installed a soft water program to its fluid cooler system at its Phoenix data center to save 24 million gallons of water a year.
Ed Spears, Product Marketing Manager, Eaton Critical Power Solutions Division, explores how to make your uninterruptible power supply – or UPS system – to work creating new revenue for your data center.
Kris Holla, Group Vice President, Channel Sales for Nortek Air Solutions, explains how waste heat utilization or heat recycling can work to further data centers quest for energy efficiency and change the industry’s reputation as high energy consumers. However, not all data center cooling technology is suitable for waste heat recovery.
Software-defined power startup Virtual Power Systems (VPS) has named industry visionary Dean Nelson as its permanent CEO and raised $12 million in additional funding to advance its technology to disrupt data center electrical infrastructure.
High physical density and high power density go “hand in hand” when it comes to the data center. That’s according to a new report from Server Technology that contends to maximize both without having to pay for specialty infrastructure, many data centers have found it attractive to deploy 415V 3-phase AC power to the rack.
This summer has been an extraordinarily busy time for the data center sector, a fact that has been reflected in record traffic to Data Center Frontier. Here’s a look at the 10 most popular stories on DCF in July 2020