Archive for: December 2014

Energy Efficient Cabinets: More Than Big Metal Boxes

Cabinets are the foundation of the data center’s physical infrastructure, used throughout the life cycle of the facility. IT equipment that runs the applications are contained within them, the cabling that connects the equipment to the users and the LAN/SANs are terminated and managed in them, power is distributed within them, and cooling is channeled through them. They are also the most visible infrastructure element, and how they look and fit together is often an indicator of how a data center is run and managed.

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Rise of Direct Liquid Cooling in Data Centers Likely Inevitable

NEW ORLEANS – It’s been a decade since cooling vendors began predicting that power densities would force servers to be cooled by liquid rather than cool air. Instead, the industry has seen major advances in the efficiency of air cooling, while liquid cooling has been largely confined to specialized computing niches.

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Meet Apollo: Reinventing HPC and the Supercomputer

Administrators, engineers and executives are now tasked with solving some of the world’s most complex challenges revolving around advanced computations for science, business, education, pharmaceuticals and beyond.

The challenge, however, is that many data centers are reaching peak levels of resource consumption making it difficult for these individuals to work around such high-demand applications.

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Packet Power: Turn Basic PDUs into “Smart PDUs” …in Minutes

Upgrading your standard un-metered PDU to a fully metered PDU doesn’t have to mean going to the expense of purchasing a new smart PDU along with the costs of adding network cable drops and a massive integration effort with a monitoring program. Packet Power “Smart Cables” simplify the process with the entire solution often costing less than most metered PDUs and can be implemented quickly and easily.

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CABLExpress Launches Enhanced H+ Fiber Enclosures at Gartner Data Center … – Pr Newswire (press release)

“The H+ enclosures enable data center managers to take a modular and scalable approach to designing their cabling infrastructures based on the specific needs of their organizations,” said Lisa Belodoff, vice president of CABLExpress. 

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IO to Split into Two Separate Companies

IO, the Phoenix-based data center provider best known for its modular data center containers, is going to be split into two companies. One, called IO, will continue operating as a data center provider, while the other, called BaseLayer, will be a technology vendor, selling data center containers and data center infrastructure management software IO.OS.

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