CyrusOne has begun construction on a 144-megawatt data center campus in Santa Clara, which will feature on-site power generation. The project will be the first for CyrusOne in Silicon Valley.
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.
Legrand said Tuesday that it is acquiring Universal Electric Corporation, makers of the Starline busway products that provide overhead power connections for data center racks.
Greenpeace says Virginia utility Dominion Energy has not kept pace with the data center industry’s appetite for renewable energy. The environmental group singled out Amazon Web Service for its rate of adoption of green power.
In a hyperscale deal that reflects the intersection of power and data, Digital Realty has procured 80 megawatts of solar power for Facebook in Northern Virginia.
Google is purchasing 413 megawatts of solar power from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), spanning 1.6 million solar panels, to power its new data centers in Tennessee and Alabama.
Last January we identified eight themes that we believed would shape the data center business in 2018. Let’s take a look and see how we did, ranking whether each prediction was a Hit, Miss or Too Early.
DCF’s Voices of the Industry columns provide expert insights from industry leaders. Here’s a look at the Top 10 Voices columns of 2018 focused on trends like renewable energy, IT security, and data center construction.
Find the 10 most popular data center white papers of 2018 all in one place. Read up on growing data center markets, the edge, hyperscale and more. Featured are offerings from Vantage Data Centers, Iron Mountain Data Centers, Vertiv, Chatsworth Products, Server Technology and more.
Data center leaders are exploring the potential of using Gallium nitride (GaN) in power conversion equipment to increase efficiency. Although GaN has been around for a while, it’s relatively new to the data center world.
This is the final entry in a four-part Data Center Frontier special report series that explores how Gallium Nitride, or GaN, is showing significant benefits for data center equipment refreshes. This post provides a primer for leveraging GaN products in your business, and how to get started improving power efficiency.