Data Center Design

Old Gas Tower to Become Futuristic Data Center

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In one of the more interesting retrofit projects we’ve seen, a Swedish ISP is planning to convert a huge former natural gas holding tank into a five-story data center. The developer is Bahnhof, which has gained notice for its unusual data center designs. Read More

HP Converged Infrastructure For Dummies

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Today’s modern IT infrastructure is more demanding than ever. With more devices, more users and IT consumerization, there has become a greater need for agility and efficiency. Many organizations have moved towards better computing practices and strive to increase the amount of users they can support – both now and… Read More

Building Smaller: DFT Adopts New Data Center Design

DuPont Fabros Technology will continue to build some of the largest data centers on the planet. But it will do so in smaller chunks. The developer says it is finalizing a new design that will deploy new wholesale data center space in smaller phases of about 4.5 megawatts. Read More

Microsoft’s Evolving Data Center Design

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Recent changes in web-scale data center design can be seen in the evolution of the Internet infrastructure at Microsoft, which has been the leading proponent of deploying servers on pre-fabricated modules rather than traditional data halls. We’ve put together a photo feature providing a visual guide to Microsoft’s design evolution. Read More

Digital Realty Powers Up its POD Architecture

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Digital Realty Trust has updated a key building block in its data center construction process to provide tenants with more power to support their IT infrastructure. POD Architecture 3.0 makes more effective use of pre-fabricated designs, allowing Digital Realty to offer customers up to 1.2 megawatts of IT capacity in each data hall, up from 1.125 megawatts. Read More

Compass Offers Data Center Comparison Shopping Tool

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Compass Datacenters today released an online tool providing data center users with comparisons between different deployment models and providers. Compass says this “online data center configurator” is being offered as an educational resource for decision-makers involved in planning a data center project. Read More

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