A closer look at data center cooling strategies, including tips on balancing power efficiency and water usage — a process that is unique to each data center and is affected by continual technology change.
Data center water use has broad impacts. It affects the quality and availability of local water supplies, particularly when groundwater is involved. This special report series examines data center water usage amid historic droughts and wildfires in California and beyond.
The grid that provides most of the electrical power in the U.S. was designed in the 1890s. A Smart Grid that includes data center UPS units has the potential to be a win-win-win solution for all parties.
Sustainability is now a top-of-mind issue in data center construction and management, as cloud computing and digital transformation fuel the world’s growing thirst for processing power. This new special report series explores the future of the sustainable data center and its impact on the industry.
It is impossible to discuss monitoring power quality without mentioning Data Center Infrastructure Monitoring (DCIM), as well as power monitoring and management systems. The final entry in a special report series highlights the importance of data center infrastructure monitoring to ensuring power quality in today’s colocation facilities.
Recently, just as the cost of other digital devices have come down while becoming more powerful; PQM has also become more sophisticated and intelligent. The result, now PQM is far more cost effective and justifiable, even for smaller data centers. This post continues a new special report series and highlights the ins and outs of power quality management (PQM) for today’s data centers and the influence of power quality on data performance and integrity.
Data center power quality has implications throughout the mission-critical power chain, and can impact the operation of the IT equipment. In this special report series, Data Center Frontier and Powerside examine the key factors in data center power quality.
Local stakeholders and community members can sometimes be overlooked in data center site selection, but they can be the data center operator’s most important ally. Stack Infrastructure and Data Center Frontier finish up a new special report series.
Data centers require reliable, robust and scalable network connections. These needs should be considered early in the planning process. A new Data Center Frontier report series continues to explore the ins and outs of data center site selection.
Data centers require lots of power, and users need to understand local utilities and their capacity and reliability. That’s why knowing the grid is crucial in data center site selection.