Cooling IT in Data Centers
December 20, 2021
What goes up must come down. While rack and cabinet computer densities are increasing in the data center space, so are the temperatures. At the heart of rising rack densities are newer generations of central processing units (CPUs) and graphics processing units (GPUs) that generate higher thermal power densities in ...
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Data Centers and Alternative Energy: When Can We Run Solely on Renewable Energy?
September 15, 2021
A Server Technology article highlighting recent advancements by two data center organizations in the European Union towards a day when data centers can run solely on renewable energy.
The Shape of the Post-Pandemic Data-Center Industry
August 27, 2021
In an industry dominated by computers and technology, this blog from Server Technology highlights the role that people have played in helping us ride out the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cloud Adoption Grows, But On-Premise Data Centers Still Dominate
April 05, 2021
Cloud adoption is accelerating, but enterprises predominantly will rely on in-house data centers and other on-premise infrastructure for the next two years, a recent study shows.
The Dynamic Data Center: 10 Keys to Designing for Flexibility
February 18, 2019
In our last blog supporting the new “Flexibility and Sustainability for the Dynamic Data Center” white paper by Server Tech’s own Marc Cram, we discussed the relationship between Moore’s Law and the resulting increased availability of data and its immediate consumption. In the first blog in this series, we talked about PUE and its contribution to the sustainable data center. For this last blog, we will shift our attention to the mission-critical facility itself and discuss flexible features that support sustainable design.
The Dynamic Data Center: Today’s Growing Demands
February 14, 2019
In our last blog, we addressed the role of PUE and its relationship to flexible, sustainable data centers. If you missed it, you can follow this link here to get caught up on the series. Today, we are going to turn our attention to some of the new challenges facing data center operators, specifically around the seemingly continuous propagation of technology and data. While Moore’s Law and consolidation efforts have worked to ‘densify’ the data center, new applications and edge computing are working to offset the trend. As mentioned in our previous blog, the industry as a whole has made tremendous advances in getting the average data center PUE closer to 1.0 but the recent technological advances have challenged operators.
The Dynamic Data Center: Driving Lower PUE
February 06, 2019
In support of the new Marc Cram white paper, “Flexibility and Sustainability for the Dynamic Data Center,” we are going to be rolling out a three-part blog series that supports some of the key data center themes covered in the document. The paper itself, a copy of which can be found here, is a mission-critical state of the union address that calls attention to the challenges facing today’s dynamic data center operators.
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Need TAA Compliant Rack Power Distribution Solutions? We’ve Got You Covered
August 01, 2016
Procuring certain types of hardware for federally-affiliated data centers—like power monitoring systems—often requires IT managers to consider factors beyond cost and performance. In some cases, they must also ensure that the equipment is in compliance with federal regulations. Otherwise, it could result in significant penalties.
Don’t Let a World Series Power Outage Scenario Happen to You
November 03, 2015
Every year, millions of people rely on their television providers to broadcast the telecast of the World Series. So what happens when the broadcasting network’s power fails and viewers are left staring at blank television screens? Well, this very situation occurred during game one of the 2015 World Series when the New York Mets took on the Kansas City Royals. An untimely power shortage disrupted the live telecast during the middle of the fourth inning leaving viewers hanging off the edges of their seats, disappointed and frustrated.
Eco-Friendly Initiatives and Cost Efficiency Converge in the Data Center
October 30, 2015
Listen up: “Going green” doesn’t mean you need to uproot your organization’s already established culture and values. The fact of the matter is that despite your organization’s feelings towards the state of environmental issues, taking on green initiatives in 2016 will help your company contribute to an important philanthropic issue, not to mention improve your organization’s future sustainability efforts.