The importance of electrical safety in data centers has been reinforced by an incident at a Google data center in which three workers were injured. It’s a reminder that even the most professionally run data centers must stay vigilant about worker safety related to arc flash, a type of electrical explosion.
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.
Sepehr Zarrabi, Solution Sales Engineer at Schneider Electric, explores the benefits of integrating building management system (BMS) software and electrical power management system (EPMS) software into one cohesive and seamless platform.
EV charging specialist Voltera launches today as a spinoff from data center developer EdgeConneX, with a multibillion-dollar plan for a network of strategically-located charging facilities to enable electric vehicle fleet deployment at scale.
Microsoft has successfully tested a 3-megawatt generator using hydrogen fuel cells, proving that the technology can work at data center scale. It’s the latest in a series of Microsoft “moonshot” R&D projects designed to rethink the future of sustainable data centers.
In this white paper, JetCool Technologies explores how microconvective cooling technology using cold plate design can provide future-ready flexibility for data centers.
Dominion Energy has begun telling data center companies that power for some new facilities in Ashburn, Virginia will be delayed, perhaps for years. That could slow or halt to development in Ashburn, the most active market for cloud computing infrastructure.
TJ Faze, Head of ESG Strategy and Engagement at Vertiv, outlines the company’s learnings around its recent ESG efforts.
Engine optimization, new maintenance techniques, renewable fuels, and new technologies are all improving the environmental performance of diesel generators. Kohler outlines the strides manufacturers are making when it comes to sustainability.
As the push towards sustainability gathers pace, Brian Korn, Vice President of Data Center Computing for Advanced Energy, explores environmental trends for data centers of the future.
As cloud computing grows faster than local utility grids, strategic data center markets are facing power constraints that pose a major challenge to the long-term growth of the Internet. Here’s a closer look at how the Dublin market is managing the challenges of growth.