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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of April 24th

For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

Microsoft’s Seven Tenets of Data Center Efficiency – While robots in data centers are a thing of the not-too-distant future, Microsoft already has some of the most efficient data centers in the world. Here are its key data center design principles.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

ASHRAE will urge lower humidity to extend the safe limits for data centers

An ASHRAE study has concluded that data centers can reduce their environmental impact by relaxing their control over humidity. Guidelines published this year will recommend a bigger range of safe humidity levels, as well as letting data centers warm up.

IT equipment is more robust than most users realize, and the influential industry body ASHRAE has argued that data center operators can reduce the energy wasted in cooling data centers more than necessary. This year the body plans to do a similar job for humidity.

Read the source article at Datacenter Dynamics

Aquatherm: High Performance, Long-Lasting, and Environmentally Friendly Pipes and Fittings

Ideally hydronic pipe should not be affected by the fluid it is carrying, and the fluid should not be affected by the pipe. Sadly, many HVAC system use a compromised material called carbon steel for hydronic piping. Water oxidizes steel, which causes pitting, scale build-up, and eventually leads to failure of the pipe. These effects are mitigated through the use of closed systems where possible, chemical treatment, PH-treatment, etc.

Read the source article at Data Center Design

Understanding the Benefits of Dynamic Cooling Optimization

Cooling optimization in a data center provides a significant opportunity for reducing operating costs since cooling systems consume 34 percent of the power used by a data center, according to Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory.

Due to the need to maintain five nines (99.999 percent) reliability, data centers are too often overdesigned in terms of the cooling capacity, and operating budgets pay the price for this practice.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

First Data Center Module Arrives at Keystone NAP’s Steel Mill Site

Keystone NAP has delivered the first modular “KeyBlock” unit to its data center on the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The modules were co-developed with Schneider Electric and are configured to each individual customer’s power, cooling, and network connectivity needs.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

Video Tour: Google Data Center in South Carolina

Providing a rare look inside its data center operations, Google recently posted a video describing its data center in Berkeley County, South Carolina, including descriptions of the facility’s cooling system and security measures.

The company announced it would build the South Carolina data center in 2007. Including an expansion project in 2013, Google’s total investment in the site amounts to $1.2 billion.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

The Practicality of Floating Data Centers

Could floating data centers help keep data center infrastructures cool using the water available from the seas below? It’s a whacky thought that’s starting to get some serious consideration from some of the world’s top data center designers. It’s no secret that the Earth is covered by 75% water and water is commonly used to cool equipment in data centers. Given these facts, it became clear that bringing the data center closer to the water could have some serious advantages for data center designers looking to conserve energy. Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages of using a floating data center?

Read the source article at cloudwedge.com

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.

Read the source article at panduitblog.com

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.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

Case Study: CPI’s Cabinets Prepare Telefônica Vivo for the Future

Today, the home of all modern platforms and technologies is the data center, so the right model can mean everything for your business. Many organizations are working much more closely with their data center design partners to ensure that agility, scalability, and efficiency are all built in.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge