Tag: Conceptual Design

Data Center Design: Key Areas of Focus

From Google glasses to Nest thermostats to Fitbit wristbands and beyond, the Internet of Things is here to stay and will drastically shape our digital economy for many years to come.

According to Cisco, there will be more than 5 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020 – a tsunami of data that all flows through data centers.

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Renewable Energy and the Colocation Provider

Hyper-scale data center operators like Google, Amazon Web Services, and Apple have been very public about their renewable energy usage and commitments. It’s good for the environment and it makes people look upon them favorably. However, these operators contribute only a small fraction (think around 5 percent) of overall data center energy usage. The multitenant market is driving data center growth, but what is their role in terms of renewable energy?

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Seeing is Believing: Learn How DCIM Improves Data Center Visibility

Take a moment and examine the modern IT and corporate landscape. We have a lot more devices, many more applications, and a truly consumerized user. All of this has resulted in a boom in both data and data center utilization. Why? Because the data center is the home to all of these modern technologies.

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Weak Commissioning Poses Risks to Reliability, Safety

ORLANDO, Fla. – The data center industry isn’t serious enough about testing the performance and safety of new facilities, according to Chris Crosby, who says this practice will lead to problems unless it is addressed.

Crosby, the CEO of Compass Datacenters, is an ardent advocate of the importance of commissioning, the thorough testing of mission-critical systems in new data centers.

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The Myth of the Data Center’s High-Density Future

ORLANDO, Fla. – Regardless of predictions by vendors that data center densities would go up, it has hasn’t been the case so far. This misconception has led to a lot of data center design missteps, Kevin Brown, vice president of data center strategy for Schneider Electric, said.

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The Home Data Center: Man Cave for the Internet Age

In the ultimate manifestation of the “server hugger” who wants to be close to their equipment, a number of hobbyists and IT professionals have set up data centers in their home, creating server rooms in garages, basements and home offices.

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Geodesic Dome Makes Perfect Data Center Shell in Oregon

Used to build everything from a planetarium in post-WWI Germany to mobile yoga studios at outdoor festivals today, the geodesic dome has proven to be a lasting concept for highly stable structures of any size. Structural stability is a valued goal in data center design, but the idea of building a data center shell using a spherical skeleton that consist of great circles intersecting to form a series of triangles – the most stable shape we know of – is novel.

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The Role of Product Leadership in Data Center Strategy

Callum Wallace is a Consultant in the TMT practice at Berwick Partners (an Odgers Berndtson Co.)

Rarely a day goes by in the data center sector without a new vendor springing up in the market or an existing business expanding. The reasons are clear: the market is buoyant and there is money to be made.

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With Data Campus, the Modular Data Center Scales Out

As modular data centers become more widely adopted, vendors are expanding their offerings to support larger installations. The latest example of this was last week’s introduction of the T4 Data Campus by Cannon Technologies, a UK-based company specializing in modular solutions.

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Selecting the Right Pathway for Your TR

Telecommunication rooms (TR) have long been used as critical consolidation points between backbone and horizontal cabling. Today, increasing lifecycle demands on modern facilities require architects, engineers, and contractors to provide facilities that adapt to the changing demands that building owners and IT personnel will require over the lifecycle of the building. Besides providing the critical […]

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