Data Center

5 Contributors to Data Center Energy Inefficiency

A typical data center is a huge consumer of electricity. But less than half of the electricity actually is used by IT equipment. The majority of a data center’s energy… Read more »

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5 Essential Components of Data Center System Planning

Failing to create a plan for a data center project can be a recipe for disaster. Mistakes made in the planning process can be exacerbated once the project is underway,… Read more »

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4 Potential Drawbacks of Data Center Facility Modules

In a related post (“Save Time and Money with Data Center Facility Modules”), we discussed the many advantages of containerized power and cooling modules – or “facility” modules – in… Read more »

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Success in Data Center Projects Requires Defining These 3 IT Parameters

Perhaps your business is growing and you need to expand your capacity to store data. Or, you’ve decided that your business has tempted fate too long without a backup data… Read more »

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Save Time and Money with Data Center Facility Modules

Adequate power and cooling equipment is critical to the everyday functioning and long-term reliability of a data center. But sometimes enterprises are faced with the need to add more power… Read more »

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3 Common Errors To Avoid When Commissioning a Data Center

Data center commissioning is a process by which an unbiased evaluation can be given regarding the operational prospects of a newly constructed data center. In essence, data center commissioning provides… Read more »

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Proper Planning Includes Preparing for the Unpredictable

No matter how flawless a plan may appear, there is always the potential for unanticipated challenges. Realizing that challenges can crop up – and clearly articulating steps to deal with… Read more »

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Standardizing the Process of Creating a Data Center

Developing a standardized process to direct the creation of a system is not a unique idea, but there is increased recognition of the importance of doing so for data center… Read more »

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Allocating Energy to IT Users

Enterprises often waste vast amounts of money running inefficient data centers. Reducing a data center’s power consumption can lead to great savings in energy costs, sometimes up to 80%. In… Read more »

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Allocating Data Center Energy Costs and Carbon to IT Users

Data centers typically waste energy in a number of ways, in large part because historically they have been designed with reliability and capacity as top priorities, leaving efficiency to take… Read more »

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The Advantages of a ‘Stepped Phase-In’ for Data Center Buildout

Data center plans are frequently vague because they can’t account for the constantly changing nature of technical developments in IT equipment. Moreover, it’s close to impossible to accurately predict what… Read more »

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Allocating Data Center Energy Costs and Carbon to IT Users

Data centers typically waste energy in a number of ways, in large part because historically they have been designed with reliability and capacity as top priorities, leaving efficiency to take… Read more »

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Standardizing the Process of Creating a Data Center

Developing a standardized process to direct the creation of a system is not a unique idea, but there is increased recognition of the importance of doing so for data center… Read more »

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Proper Planning Includes Preparing for the Unpredictable

No matter how flawless a plan may appear, there is always the potential for unanticipated challenges. Realizing that challenges can crop up – and clearly articulating steps to deal with… Read more »

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RagingWire’s Ashburn VA2 Data Center Designed for At Scale Computing

The data center industry is booming and colocation provider RagingWire is growing as well — at twice the industry average. As part of NTT Communications, RagingWire is a global data… Read more »

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Allocating Energy to IT Users

Enterprises often waste vast amounts of money running inefficient data centers. Reducing a data center’s power consumption can lead to great savings in energy costs, sometimes up to 80%. In… Read more »

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DCOI One Year Later: Assessing your Data Center

It’s been nearly a year since the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) was handed down. Now, we are only 18 months away from having to be fully compliant. Has your… Read more »

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CiscoLive! US 2012 Comes to an End

CiscoLive! US came to a close Thursday, the first beautifully sunny day this week amidst milder temperatures. The ending keynote featured the overwhelmingly attendee demanded Mythbusters. The inspiring talk from Adam Savage… Read more »

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CiscoLive! US a Look Back

“Nothing is future proof but with leadership and values like this it is as close as you can be,” said Cisco CEO, John Chambers in his keynote presentation. Cisco’s innovation, technology… Read more »

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In Their Own Words: How Colocation Providers are Dealing with Customer Demands, Internet of Things and More

Colocation providers have no shortage of opinions on how to deal with the various market requirements and customer demands they’re facing, from cloud players and demanding SLAs to data sovereignty… Read more »

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Prefabricated Data Center Modules Provide Predictable Performance

One of the issues with the traditional ways of designing and building data centers is that very often the performance of the data center infrastructure does not become apparent until… Read more »

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Deploying Open Rack, Servers and Storage from the Open Compute Project

The data center industry has traditionally been risk averse and for good reason – business critical and life critical applications cannot be taken lightly. With that the industry is also… Read more »

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Colocation Providers Have Options in Integrating Open Compute Project Data Center Architectures

There’s been a lot of buzz on our blog sites about the Open Compute Project (OCP) and how products that adhere to its design tenets can improve data center efficiency…. Read more »

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Guidelines Open the Door to More Free Data Center Cooling

No matter where you are on the planet, chances are you can be taking advantage of more “free” cooling than you currently are – in many cases, it’s all the… Read more »

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If Hype Killed DCIM, What’s Next?

It’s an intriguing question which rather put me in mind of that famous piece by Mark Twain, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” In what turns out to… Read more »

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Trust, but Verify…Secure Remote Monitoring for Your Data Center

Modern digital remote monitoring platforms offer a lot of promise today….reduced downtime, reduced mean time to recovery (MTTR), less operations overhead, as well as improved efficiency for power and cooling… Read more »

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A Little Water Is Not Always A Large Savings

If I told you that through changes to your facility infrastructure and operational practices your facility water use could drop by 7.4 million gallons per year, what would you say? … Read more »

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StruxureWare for Data Centers Campaign Highlights the Value of DCIM

As one of the senior marketing guys here at Schneider Electric, I’m more than a little interested in our various marketing campaigns, and we recently launched a big one around… Read more »

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How energy efficiency in small offices and branches leads to huge benefits for banks

Large enterprises such as major banks and other financial institutions can run vast data centers, massive office buildings and branches that consume huge amounts of energy. To keep availability up… Read more »

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Connecting Fish Farming in the North Sea with Global Data Centers; the Promise of IoT-driven Change

Continuing with my series of blogs based upon the workshop we ran at our Kolding Solutions Center (see “24 Hours Putting the Internet of Things Under the Microscope”), I thought… Read more »

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