Category: Data Center Design

5 Myths About Power and Cooling You Should Stop Believing

Conventional wisdom isn’t necessarily true, and this especially applies to power and cooling in the data center. Many popular IT beliefs are in fact myths, and clinging to these notions can impede energy efficiency or cost savings. Read on to learn about five power-and-cooling fallacies.

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A Tale of Two Data Centers

Controlling the generation and managing the flow of heat is a crucial consideration in the choice of hardware, including storage hardware. Power consumption must often be traded off against performance and this leads to a wide choice of storage options in these data centers to trade off power use vs. needed performance.

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Energy Department Takes Aim at Inefficient Data Centers

Few organizations know exactly how much energy their data centers consume, and for some it’s costing them — big time. Energy Department statistics show that data center facilities can consume 100 to 200 times as much electricity as standard office buildings, the Government Accountability Office has reported. The Energy Department wants to improve those statistics across public and private-sector data centers through an upcoming Data Center Energy Challenge. The goal: improve energy efficiency.

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Facebook Taps Emerson for Rapid Deployment Design

Facebook has chosen Emerson Network Power to help implement its vision for a “rapid deployment data center” (RDDC) that will combine factory-built components with lean construction techniques, the companies said today. The first implementation of the new concept will be Facebook’s second data center building in Luleå, Sweden.

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Emerson Collaborates With Facebook on Design for “Rapid Deployment Data Center”

Emerson Network Power, a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced that it is working with Facebook to design and deploy the company’s second data center building in Luleå, Sweden.

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Beware the Closed System: Just Integrate

When done right, DCIM software integrations can provide tremendous value to your business. First, they allow you to leverage investments that have already been made, such as representing data flows and applications from a wide variety of vendors.

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What Will The Data Center of 2025 Look Like?

What will the data center look like in 2025? Enterprise data centers will be much smaller, power densities will be much higher, and the majority of IT workloads will have moved to cloud computing platforms. That’s the consensus from data center professionals surveyed by Emerson Network Power for its Data Center 2025 Project, who were tasked to imagine what facilities will look like 11 years from now.

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Dell and Big Switch Partner on SDN Solution

In response to strong customer demand for migration paths to software-defined networks (SDN) Dell and Big Switch Networks announced a strategic agreement that has Dell reselling the Big Switch Big Tap application and the Switch Light Operating System, running on Dell’s high performance Open Networking switches. Dell also announced plans to advance its open-networking initiative which redefines traditional networking switch models to help customers develop future-ready data centers.

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Data Center Lighting and Efficiency

As data center operators, engineers and architects consider different ways to make their data centers more efficient, often the last areas they consider is data center lighting. While lighting only comprises 3 to 5 percent of a data center’s energy load, it’s one of the easiest areas to address and one that will help take a data center with good Power Utilization Effectiveness (PUE) to one with great PUE.

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