Data Center Frontier, in partnership with Open Spectrum, brings our readers a series that provides an introductory guidebook to the ins and outs of the data center and colocation industry. Think power systems, cooling, solutions, data center contracts and more. The Data Center 101 Special Report series is directed to those new to the industry, or those of our readers who need to brush up on the basics.
June’s most-read stories on Data Center Frontier ranged from continued expansion in the Northern Virginia data center market to Microsoft’s new undersea servers in Scotland. Uber also announced plans for major data center expansion as the company is looking grow its data center network. Here are the top data center stories of June 2018.
New technologies in the data center are boosting adoption of high-density cooling for data centers. Here’s a guide to Data Center Frontier’s coverage of high-density cooling.
Today, there are three basic methods of complete containment. Want to find out which model is best for your airflow management needs? Check out this paper!
By implementing an effective airflow containment strategy, it is possible to see optimized cooling system efficiency, improved Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and additional equipment capacity, all without having to expand a data center facility’s footprint. Ward Patton, Critical Environment Specialist at Simplex Isolation Systems, unpacks five key considerations for airflow containment design.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Earl Keisling, co-founder and CEO of Inertech LLC, the data center infrastructure technology division of Aligned Energy, discusses why data center water use matters, and what can be done to make our use of this essential resource sustainable.
Improving data center energy efficiency is an important goal. There are a variety of complex business and technical issues which interact that can affect the design, as well as the present and future operating conditions over the operating life of the data center.
ASHRAE standard 90.4 may increase the cost of preparing documentation during data center design, and could limit innovation by hyperscale pioneers by having local build departments reject or limit their future design options. Learn more in this Data Center Frontier Special Report.
In 2016 the Energy Star program will expanded beyond servers to include storage systems and the large network equipment for data centers. While not all IT equipment will be Energy Star rated, it represents an energy cost reduction factor to consider when making IT purchasing decisions.
There are multiple issues related to controlling the air intake temperature that reaches your IT equipment. This article from the Data Center Frontier Special Report on the Evolving Data Center Cooling Standards offers advice on airflow management.