Data Center Design

Merlin: Modularity Drives Efficiency

A new data center built by Capgemini in Swindon, England is being billed as one of the world’s most efficient facilities. Here’s a closer look at Merlin, which employs a modular design, uses free cooling, has no raised floors or ducts, and uses an automated system to control airflow. Read More

Survey: Data Center Expansion Continues

The nation’s leading users of data center space continue to increase their use of mission-critical facilities, as nearly two-thirds are in active expansion mode, according to a survey of Data Center Knowledge readers. Read More

NetApp’s Pioneering Energy Star Data Center

The NetApp data center in Research Triangle Park (RTP) recently became the first facility to earn the Energy Star for Data Centers rating. Here’s a closer look at the infrastructure design that helped NetApp earn an exceptional rating from the EPA. Read More

HP Unveils ‘Butterfly’ Data Center Design

A view of the design concept for the new HP Flexible Data Center, featuring a central networking core, four server room modules, and  power and cooling infrastructure housed at the perimeter of the facility.

HP today introducing the HP Flexible Data Center,which features factory-build modules that support quick deployment and phased infrastructure growth. The offering features a “butterfly” design with four modules around a central core. Read More

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

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