Category: Data Center Infrastructure

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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Schneider to Integrate Vigilent Into DCIM Suite

Schneider Electric is going to integrate Vigilent’s cooling-system optimization solution into its data center infrastructure management software suite StruxureWare for Data Centers.

This is the first time Schneider is getting into controlling mission critical systems in data centers. Its DCIM software has not gone beyond monitoring and asset management until now.

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Emerson Agrees to Sell Connectivity Solutions Business to Bel Fuse

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced that it has agreed to divest its Connectivity Solutions business unit to Bel Fuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: BELF.A and BELF.B).  The transaction, valued at $98 million, is expected to close before the end of the fiscal year, with proceeds deployed for incremental share repurchase in 2014.

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Environmental Monitoring: You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Monitor

Data center administrators are tasked with running an optimally efficient environment. This means understanding resource utilization, how equipment is being deployed and, of course, the environmental impact of a new high-density, multi-tenant, data center platform.

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Key Signs That You Need a DCIM Solution

Data centers are complex with many components that are distributed. So how do you keep an eye on it all? How do you make sure that your data center is running optimally? The truth is that with information pouring in from all different sources, it is almost impossible to parse through all the noise and figure out if DCIM software is right for your Data Center to consider starting a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) project.

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Emerson Network Power Helps Top 10 Investment Bank Operate a Power Chain 900 Miles Away with ASCO® PowerQuest

Emerson Network Power enables a top 10 global investment banking firm to remotely operate an on-site power system nearly 900 miles from the firm’s facilities’ control center in New Jersey.

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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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Emerson Network Power Survey of North American Data Center Users’ Group Shows Growing Concern Over Technology Change Occuring in Data Center

A growing number of data center managers are concerned over the amount of technology change occurring in their data centers, according to a spring survey of data center users from Emerson Network Power.

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Schneider Adds More Colo-Friendly Functionality To DCIM

The latest iteration of Schneider Electric‘s data center infrastructure management software adds  more functionality for colocation providers. The multi-tenant data center industry is a major focus for vendors because it is growing much faster than the enterprise data center space.

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Panduit Beefs Up DCIM With SynapSense Acquisition

Physical infrastructure vendor Panduit has acquired SynapSense, a data center infrastructure management vendor, for an undisclosed sum, to enhance cooling monitoring capabilities of its DCIM offering. Cooling is a major cost driver in the data center, and SynapSense specializes in thermal risk management and cooling energy savings.

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