Data center startup EdgeMicro is the latest in a series of ventures targeting the market for edge computing, and plans to roll out more than 500 micro data centers at cell towers.
Schneider Electric is a global name in the power management sector. They have worked with a variety of data center providers to ensure they are operating at peak power efficiency. Schneider Electric is an active player in the Open Compute Project, pushing the envelope for rack and power equipment design.
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At the 7×24 Exchange, Facebook disclosed two arc flash incidents at its data center in Sweden, and how its post-event analysis headed off other potential incidents.
DartPoints, which launched in 2014 with an ambitious vision to build a national network of micro data centers, is planning facilities in five new markets.
When preparing for a data center consolidation project, there are steps that need to be taken in order to make good judgments about how much can be consolidated and which sites make the most sense for becoming receiving data centers. Just as IT assets, network bandwidth, compute power, and the level of virtualization are determined as part of the consolidation analysis, it is also critical to have an accurate understanding of each site’s physical infrastructure capabilities. This paper specifically addresses facility power, cooling, and the physical space.
Schneider Electric and Emerson Network Power are actively engaging with the Open Compute Project, introducing racks, power equipment and even new business units designed to build upon the community’s progress.
Modular design and lean construction methods are playing a major role as the data center industry expands in new places. As data moves to the edge of the network, data centers are being right-sized to fit the demands of these new markets.
Keystone NAP’s new data center on a former U.S. Steel site in Pennsylvania uses pre-fab “building blocks” to bring data centers to new places, stacking modules three high.