Archive for: May 2014

How to Save Money and Safely Avoid Overcooling Your Data Center

Today’s data centers are experiencing more demands from the IT organization. Throughout the entire process, as administrators are continuously tasked with running a high-density, multi-tenant, data center platform as efficiently as possible. This means controlling power, workloads, and of course – cooling.

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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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Want to Grow Your Business? Think DCIM Integration

Lara Greden is a senior principal, strategy, at CA Technologies. You can follow her on Twitter at @laragreden.

In April, we examined the requirements for integrating data from a multitude of sources for power, cooling and other facilities related assets in the data center, so now let’s hone in on the importance of your DCIM software integrating with other critical systems in your environment.

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Schneider Electric Offers a Revolutionary Approach to Data Center Builds and Expansions

WEST KINGSTON, R.I. – May 29, 2014 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced a revolutionary new approach to data center builds and expansions, bringing outstanding consistency and predictability to data centers.

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Google’s machine-learning data centers make themselves more efficient

Google’s data centers are famous for their efficient use of power, and now they’re (literally) getting even smarter about how they consume electricity. Google today explained how it uses neural networks, a form of machine learning, to drive energy usage in its data centers to new lows.

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Google Offers CoreOS On Compute Engine Cloud

Google Introduces CoreOS And Docker To Its Cloud

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Understanding and Evaluating Containerized and Modular Data Centers

It’s clear that the modern data center is significantly different than anything we had just a few years ago. As we integrate more technologies into our infrastructure, administrators are continuously tasked with supporting more applications, data and users.

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Controlling airflow in the data center – DatacenterDynamics

How best to deal with heat generated by high-density equipment and power usage can be cause for concern. Generally, the more kit that can fit into a small space the better, but reaching consensus about how to control temperature involves guesswork. Cold aisle containment is one way to keep dense environments cool and reduce the risk of down time caused by overheating components.

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Active optical cables sales outside the data center to reach $1.2B by 2019 … – LightWave Online (press release)

The market for active optical cables (AOCs) for non- data center applications will reach $1.2 billion by 2019, according to a new report from market research firm Communications Industry Researchers (CIR). Non- data center applications for AOCs include …

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Study: Facebook’s Data Center Created Thousands of Jobs in Oregon

Data center construction in the U.S. has been booming over the past several years, and state and local governments have been competing to attract data center projects to their jurisdictions, primarily by offering tax breaks and by making it easier for the companies to go through planning processes.

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