Data Center Weekly Review: May 23
Here are this week’s top stories from around the industry. Enjoy!
eBay Shifts to Water-Cooled Doors to Tame High-Density Loads
Data center operators are seeking to pack more computing power into each square foot of space. As these users add more servers and increase the power density of their racks, it can alter the economics of how to best cool these environments.
Will the Data Center of the Future Be Covered in Solar Panels Powering 52 kW Racks?
Internap Receives ENERGY STAR Rating In Atlanta
Internet infrastructure services provider Internap has received ENERGY STAR certification for its downtown Atlanta data center – making it the first in the capital. The ENERGY STAR certification – introduced in 1992 – is run by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify ways, in which energy efficiency can be measured, documented and implemented in data centers.
Configuring modern networks in the datacenter
Jeff Frick and Stu Miniman broadcast live from theCUBE during the 5th EMC World 2014 Summit in Las Vegas, welcoming Chad Dunn, the Senior Director of VSPEX Business Operations. “What do the announcements at the EMC World mean to the VSPEX line?” was Miniman’s first question.
Problem: Adding Servers Without Concern For Cooling
The problem arises when servers are added to racks without any concern for how they will be cooled. It’s a particular problem in smaller data centers. “The people that are running those raised floors are many times the same ones doing the IT,” says Wade. “They’ve never looked at it from a facility management viewpoint – do I have the space, power and cooling required to support the servers.”
How the Modern Data Center is Using Next-Gen Environmental Controls
From Upsite Blog
There’s really no question that the modern data center is changing. Trends indicate that data center technologies are continuously tasked with supporting more users, are supporting a lot more data and are becoming even more interconnected.
The Next Generation of Containment: Modular
Aisle containment is a well-known practice in data center cooling and airflow management that has become increasingly popular in past years. And for good reason, containment significantly reduces energy costs and increases rack densities by providing a complete barrier around the IT equipment to control airflow.
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