Data Center Design

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

Yahoo Computing Coop: Shape of Things to Come?

An aerial view of the Yahoo data center in Lockport, N.Y.

The Yahoo Computing Coop (YCC) is the culmination of a five-year effort to completely rethink the company’s data center design. Yahoo says its unusual new data center in Lockport, N.Y. will operate with far greater efficiency than its previous designs. Read More

Earthquakes and Data Centers

What happens inside the data center during an earthquake? Here’s a look at several different approaches to earthquake remediation at the rack level and the building level. Read More

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