Google will soon begin using geothermal energy to power its data centers in Nevada with carbon-free energy, teaming with energy startup Fervo to use fiber optic sensors to tap the earth’s own heat to power Google Cloud servers.
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.
Phoenix’s data center friendly business environment has made it a destination for providers from other markets – particularly California – who are seeking to place data center assets in a location with low disaster risk, either for primary or backup data centers. A DCF special report looks at what lies ahead for this important market.
Gallium nitride (GaN) is being used in a growing number of power devices in consumer products. GaN specialist are hoping the technology can play a larger role in data center power infrastructure.
India is a land of opportunity for global data center providers, but it has its own unique challenges. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Michael Goh, Senior Director and General Manager of Iron Mountain’s Data Centers for APAC, discusses the state of the data center market in India.
Networking and software issues are emerging as two of the more common causes of data center outages, while power problems are becoming somewhat less of an issue, according to new data from Uptime Institute.
There is no doubt that data centers’ voracious appetite for ping, power, and pipe will continue to grow – even accelerate due to unheralded force majeure events. Therefore, sustainability must have Board-level priority and investment across the entire data center ecosystem.
Iron Mountain will begin tracking the hourly renewable content of the energy used in several of its data centers, reflecting the growing enterprise interest in the sustainability of their IT supply chain.
Join Data Center Frontier’s Editor in Chief Rich Miller and Aligned CEO Andrew Schaap for an informative webinar on the need for more dynamic infrastructure and cooling systems in data centers.
A new white paper from Data Aire explores economization and why it’s important in mission critical environments like data centers. The report looks at when economization is effective and the key things engineers should consider when choosing between an airside or a waterside economizer.
Ten days after a fire destroyed its SBG2 data center in Strasbourg, French hosting company OVH says it will abandon efforts to restart the adjacent SBG1 data center.