Data Center Design

Container Design: Busting Out of The Box

A growing number of vendors are introducing data center container products, as the concept appears to be gaining traction with end users in key sectors. As form factors evolve from standard shipping containers to more flexible modular designs, more companies are planning to build enterprise data center facilities based around containers. Read More

Colt: A Modular Data Center in 4 Months

This working Colt Modular Data Center features modular, factory-built components that are assembled on-site, allowing a new data center to be delivered in as little as four months.

UK provider Colt this week introduced a factory-built modular data center design that the company will use to build its own facilities and data centers at customer premises. Colt says the design allows it to deliver new space in just four months. Read More

Blue Waters: Awesome Power, Awesome Efficiency

The Blue Waters Supercomputer was unveiled Wednesday on the campus of the University of Illinois. The water-cooled supercomputer features the latest IBM technologies and is housed in a new data center facility with an expected PUE of 1.2. Read More

BICSI Data Center Design Standard Released

BICSI has announced the release of its newest standard, BICSI 002-2010, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices, which addresses requirements that should be considered when planning and building a data center. Read More

Yahoo is Ready for A Data Center Revolution

Scott Noteboom of Yahoo speaks at the 7x24 Exchange conference Wednesday in Boca Raton, Fla.

Yahoo’s Scott Noteboom sees a historic opportunity for the data center industry to rethink long-held assumptions about humidity and temperature. “There are times during revolutions when you can do new things,” said Noteboom. Read More

Moving Beyond ‘Babysitting Servers’

After years of living in air-conditioned, brightly-lit rooms, servers are now seeing a change in their surroundings. Is the data center industry ready to put servers in warmer, darker environs? Or will uneasiness among management and customers limit the impact of this trend? Read More

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