Data Center Design

Benefits of 10GBASE-T Adoption

10GBASE-T is the standard technology that enables 1- Gigabit Ethernet operations over balanced twisted-pair copper, including Category 6A unshielded and shielded cabling. It provides flexibility in network design due to its 100-meter reach capability, and the requisite backward compatibility that allows most end users to upgrade from their 10/100/1000-Mbps networks. Read More

Upgrading a Landmark Data Center Hub

The entrance to 60 Hudson Street, the Manhattan data center hub that previously served as the headquarters for Western Union. (Source: 60 Hudson)

60 Hudson Street, which has a grand history as a cornerstone in the development of America’s communications infrastructure, is undergoing a complex upgrade of its power and cooling infrastructure to expand the data center space in the building. Read More

A Data Center That Mimics A Mansion

An illustration of a proposed "community-based" data center in Minnetonka, Minnesota (Image: Keith Waters & Associates).

A luxury homebuilder in Minnesota wants to build a data center that appears to be a mansion, allowing the commercial building to fit into a residential neighborhood. The facility would be used by FiberPop, a broadband content provider. Read More

Designing Around Harmonic Currents

A new white paper from StarLine examines harmonics and their significance to power flow. It goes on to detail options to mitigate harmonics and their costs in order to balance the real harmonic load against the cost of the solution. Read More

The Year Ahead: Data Center Design & Operations

What’s ahead in data center design and operations for 2012? Data Center Knowledge readers see continuing emergence of modular data center designs, as well as the need for improved management techniques and tools for complex data center environments. Read More

AOL: 60,000 Servers, Retooling for the Future


AOL runs about 60,000 servers, Manos said, which are spread across five primary data centers in North America and Europe. “We’re talking about dramatically reforming what was one of the world’s largest Internet companies,” said Manos Read More

In Sweden, Cool Design Meets Cool Climate


As Sweden celebrates the recent announcement that a new Facebook data center will be built in Lulea, one of the country’s data center visionaries was outlining an alternative vision in which Sweden’s cool climate embraces cool modular design. Read More

Facebook Cuts Back on Generators in Sweden


Facebook is reducing the number of backup generators by 70 percent at its new data center in Sweden, saying the extraordinary reliability of the regional power grid serving the town of Lulea allows it to rely upon redundant power feeds. Read More

The Cube: OVH’s New Data Center Design


The large, Borg-style cube-shaped building in France is the new data center for hosting company OVH, which plans to assimilate more than 35,000 servers into its new facility. The new design its part of OVH’s custom server and data center infrastructure. Read More

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