High physical density and high power density go “hand in hand” when it comes to the data center. That’s according to a new report from Server Technology that contends to maximize both without having to pay for specialty infrastructure, many data centers have found it attractive to deploy 415V 3-phase AC power to the rack.
Aligned has matched the entire IT load of its data centers with renewable energy, as part of a holistic sustainability program spanning all parts of its operations.
Thanks to technology advancements and components such as gallium nitride (GaN) that enable ultra-high 98% efficiency and improved power densities, power loss can be reduced up to 50% compared to 96% efficient rectifiers. That’s according to a new report from Vertiv that walks readers through a breakthrough in energy efficiency that has the potential to reduce power losses over a wide load range, working to optimize CAPEX and OPEX.
It’s been said that “sustainability is most often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.” Marc Cram, Director of Sales for Server Technology, discusses how data center sustainability is being addressed by the biggest names in the industry, as well as how the three R’s — reduce, reuse, recycle — are playing a role in the sustainability trend in the colocation industry.
A new focus on sustainability, efficiency and waste reduction opens up a wealth of opportunities to save money and use reusability to make key decisions around future data center designs, operations and processes. Download the full report, “Flexibility and Sustainability for the Dynamic Data Center,” courtesy of Server Technology, to learn more about the roles that flexibility and reusability will play going forward in making decisions around engineering future data center designs.
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.
This is the third 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 covers how data centers can decrease OPEX using GaN power conversion, as well as use cases that illustrate the benefits of GaN.
The benefits of gallium nitride (GaN) technologies can best be understood by exploring four “pillars” normally used to vet power converter technologies.
This is the first entry in a four-part Data Center Frontier special report series that explores how forefront Gallium Nitride, or GaN technologies, are showing significant benefits for data center refreshes. This first article sets the stage and discusses the state of today’s data center in regards to efficiency and data center design, including inclusion of more power-efficient solutions.
The data center and colocation industry is a small segment of the IT sector, but represents a large portion of the power consumption. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Kevin Hagen, of Iron Mountain, outlines the evolution of renewable energy use in the data center and colocation industry.