Data Center Design

Sweden’s Östersund Gets in the Data Center Game

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The global IT infrastructure is evolving beyond centralized data centers and into a distributed system of globally connected points. With more users, more devices, and a lot more data – the data center has become an integral part of any organization. US-based firms are now trying to bring data closer… Read More

Business Value of Blade Infrastructures

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The modern data center environment is evolving to support more users, more data and a lot more services. As the data center becomes an integral part of any organization, the focus becomes efficiency and a reduction in management overhead. Read More

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

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