Interxion today unveiled “sleeping pods” at its London data center campus, allowing staff to sleep amongst the racks to ensure that the facility will be fully staffed throughout the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Read More
Data Center Design
The cost of under-utilizing the potential of a data center facility can be massive, increasing the price of each provided kW of processing power by up to 100%. Many of today’s data center management strategies risk encouraging short-term management over long term gain.
The controversial BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay posted an odd announcement last night stating that it had decided to deploy servers using aerial “drones” in the upper atmosphere. Prank or outside-the-box ambition? Read More
Can IT and facilities work together to make data centers more effective? Will modular designs and renewable energy gain a greater foothold? Those are among the key challenges facing the industry, according to Data Center Pulse, which has released its annual “Top 10” list of priorities for data center users. Read More
eBay’s new containerized data center in Phoenix is one of the most efficient data centers ever built, recording exceptional performance on industry metrics while operating in temperatures as high as 115 degrees F, according to a report released today. Read More
In its new V2 facility, Vantage Data Centers has taken data center design concepts pioneered by “Internet scale” data centers in remote locations, and implemented them in the heart of Silicon Valley. The result is a data center that matches the energy efficiency of Google’s faciliities and implements key design components of Facebook’s Open Compute Project. Read More
Verne Global today unveiled its new “modular colo” data center in Iceland, along with three new tenants. The data center hall consists of 37 modules that were built in the UK and then shipped to Iceland, where they were assembled into a completed data center.
10GBASE-T is the standard technology that enables 1- Gigabit Ethernet operations over balanced twisted-pair copper, including Category 6A unshielded and shielded cabling. It provides flexibility in network design due to its 100-meter reach capability, and the requisite backward compatibility that allows most end users to upgrade from their 10/100/1000-Mbps networks. Read More
60 Hudson Street, which has a grand history as a cornerstone in the development of America’s communications infrastructure, is undergoing a complex upgrade of its power and cooling infrastructure to expand the data center space in the building. Read More
A luxury homebuilder in Minnesota wants to build a data center that appears to be a mansion, allowing the commercial building to fit into a residential neighborhood. The facility would be used by FiberPop, a broadband content provider. Read More
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- Facebook Cuts Back on Generators in Sweden
- The Cube: OVH’s New Data Center Design
- Pair Plans ‘Grid Zero’ Data Center in Las Vegas
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- Cisco Opens Doors on New Texas Data Center
- Will Open Compute Alter the Data Center Market?
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- Shared Infrastructure Benefits the Data Center