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What are the challenges and solutions for utilities and customers on data centers?

What are the challenges and solutions for utilities and customers on data centers?

For almost a year, I’ve been writing about the dynamics surrounding data centers: what they are, how they work, the power they consume, how to control that power consumption cost– and the challenges faced by both operators and utilities. On Au ...

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What the new ASHRAE standard means in a nutshell

If you think technology is accelerating in your life, you are not alone. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is the governing society responsible for developing building design as well as energy ...

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Beyond the closet:  What’s in your enterprise OR Co-location. Location. Location.

Beyond the closet: What’s in your enterprise OR Co-location. Location. Location.

When it comes to data, space matters – and we’re not talking outer, interstellar, or underwater (yet). For some organizations, there isn’t enough space to store, manage, and access their enormous amounts of bits and bytes. Or terabytes. ...

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What’s lurking in your closet?

What’s lurking in your closet?

When most people think of closets, they think of a room full of clothes and shoes – or brooms and dust bunnies. But in the world of data, clouds, and IT, a “closet” is a miniature server center: a room that houses working data processing and ...

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Data Centers: What’s Behind Their Growth and Challenges They Face?

Data Centers: What’s Behind Their Growth and Challenges They Face?

Data Centers: What’s behind their growth, and challenges they face? Companies face ever-changing demands for data. Now we often hear things like “Big Data” or “The Cloud” as a solution to manage it more easily.  Well what does this all ...

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Why the End of Moore’s Law Will Drive Energy Efficient Data Centers

Why the End of Moore’s Law Will Drive Energy Efficient Data Centers

Introduction The March 12 edition of The Economist Magazine declared that after 40 years “the End of Moore’s Law is in sight”.  Moore’s Law—actually more like a rule of thumb—was first expressed in a 1965 paper by Gordon Moore, an Int ...

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Can energy efficiency programs keep up with data center growth?

Can energy efficiency programs keep up with data center growth?

Where does that energy go? While servers and other IT equipment are the main power users, the amount of energy required to simply cool and deliver the air to the IT equipment amounts to about 37% of a typical data center’s energy consumption. Th ...

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