Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

NREL Develops Promising Cooling Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a new air conditioning process with the potential of using 50 percent to 90 percent less energy than today’s top-of-the-line units. Read More

Uptime Releases New Operations Standard

The Uptime Institute has released its new Operational Sustainability standard for data center owners, operators, and managers. Uptime’s new initiative aligns with the growing industry emphasis on best practices as well as infrastructure redundancy. Read More

Yahoo Rolls Out Hadoop Enhancements

At Tuesday’s Hadoop Summit, Yahoo (YHOO) announced significant enhancements to the open source software, accelerating the potential for enterprise-wise adoption by mainstream businesses. Read More