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.
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.
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.
Our 22nd Data Center Executive Roundtable kicks off as our expert panelists assess energy security in the wake of the recent energy crisis and outages in Texas and California, two of the largest data center markets.
A new white paper from Kohler explores how stationary nonemergency generators can meet the EPA’s Tier 4 emissions levels. The report explains the differences between systems that are compliant through aftertreatment devices, and those that are factory-certified. It also provides guidance on how organizations like data centers can select the best solution for their situation.
Scott Armul, Global Vice President of DC Power at Vertiv explains the many challenges and opportunities that the transition to 5G represents for data center operators.
Amid a statewide power emergency, major data centers in Texas are running on generator power to keep customers online and reduce load on the state’s struggling grid. Large operators say service is uninterrupted, but news reports indicate some data centers in the region are experiencing outages.
Alan Katz, Product Manager for MCMS at Anord Mardix, highlights how the advent of intelligent power monitoring has brought about a variety of new opportunities and positive benefits for the data center industry.