Data Center Design

A Closer Look at eBay’s Bloom-Powered Data Center

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Last week eBay went live with a new data center power design that abandons diesel generators and UPS units in favor of Bloom Energy fuel cells powered by natural gas. In this video, eBay’s Dean Nelson and Bloom’s Peter Gross provide an overview of the new facility design. Read More

eBay Goes Live With its Bloom-Powered Data Center

An array of Bloom Energy Server fuel cells running on natural gas are provifing the primary power for the new eBay data center in Utah. (Photo: eBay)

eBay has debuted a new data center power design that abandons diesel generators and UPS units in favor of Bloom Energy fuel cells powered by natural gas. Executives from eBay and Bloom say the facility in South Jordan, Utah sets a radical new course for the data center industry. Read More

Learn How to Extend the Life of Your Data Center

Data Center Knowledge readers in July enjoyed our stories that included numbers - the number of servers at Microsoft and investment numbers from Google.

Planning an extension to the life of a data center that appears to be out of cooling and power is not merely a matter of eliminating hot spots and recapturing stranded capacity to supply a static environment. Learn how to effectively extend the life of your data center with intelligent containment in this white paper from Chatsworth Products. Read More

Field of Streams: MLB Opens Omaha Data Center for Video Data

The Scott Data Center in Nebraska is home to a new data center for MLB Advanced Media. (Photo: Scott Data Center)

MLB Advanced Media streams and stores a multitude of baseball games, as well as other events. Its data has gotten so big that it’s taking down 8,000 square feet in Omaha, subleasing from Level 3 at the Scott Data Center. The company said Hurricane Sandy drove home the need for a second location outside of New York. Read More

Uptime Institute Founder Ken Brill Passes Away

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Kenneth Brill, one of the data center industry’s thought leaders for decades, passed away on Tuesday. Brill was the founder of The Uptime Institute and Upsite Technologies, and developed the Tier System that continues as one of the primary measures of data center reliability. Read More

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