Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of March 5

For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week:

  • Data Center Energy Efficiency Guide – In the data center business, energy efficiency is a business imperative.Fortunately, some of the industry’s leading data center operators and vendors have shared tips on strategies and best practices in design and operations. Data Center Knowledge brings these together in a new series.
  • Engineering Labs: An Efficiency Opportunity – As America’s largest companies begin to get a handle on their data center energy usage, they’re widening their gaze to scrutinize the efficiency of their engineering labs. Managers of some of the leading lab operations in Silicon Valley say the attention is long overdue, and will lead to significant energy savings.
  • Making Data Center Design More People-Friendly – Data centers are different from houses and offices – they are designed for servers, not people. But some data center developers are rethinking the “machines first” approach and designing data centers to be more comfortable environments for staff and visitors
  • Data Center Theft KOs Vodafone Network – Hundreds of thousands of UK customers of Vodafone lost service this morning after switch equipment was stolen from one of the providers’ data centers. Thieves broke into the company’s exchange on Basingstoke, apparently by knocking down a door.
  • Building A Data Center Power Room in Five Days – NxGen Modular has deployed a 1 megawatt power room for a customer in just five days, the company said this week, offering an example of how modular deployment can speed the data center construction process.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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