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Data Center Modernization: From Smart Data Centers to Enterprise Smart Grids

The evolution of the modern data center has taken place on numerous levels. Now, data center managers are looking for ways to optimize their environments and gain an upper hand on cost management. One of the biggest ways to create a more robust environment while still controlling costs is to examine how power consumption is being used within a given environment. Read More

Study: Granular Fan Control Lowers Cooling Energy Costs

A new study highlights how granular control of fans on air handlers can significantly lower cooling costs. A joint study from Digital Realty Trust (DLR), Vigilent Corporation, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) resulted in a 66 percent decrease of cooling energy usage in a California data center. Read More

Schneider, ETAP Team to Simulate Power Changes

Schneider Electric and analytical engineering firm ETAP announced a new advanced electrical power analysis and simulation solution module for data centers, which provides data center operators with added power system intelligence. Read More

The Year in Downtime: Top 10 Outages of 2012

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The major downtime incidents of 2012 illustrate the range of causes of outages – major disasters, equipment failures, software behaving badly, undetected Leap Year date issues, and human error. Each incident caused some pain for customers and end users, but also offered the opportunity to learn lessons that will make data centers and applications more reliable. Read More

Intel Unveils Low-Power Atom Chips for Servers

The new Intel Atom S1200 offers a system-on-chip design that uses just 6 watts of power (Photo: Intel Corp.)

Intel’s first Atom server-class processor has arrived, and several major hosting companies say they’re ready to start filling their racks with servers using the low-power chips. The Atom S1200 features a 64-bit system-on-chip (SOC) that uses as little as 6 watts per processor. Read More

U.S. Defense Department to Cool Servers With Hot Water

A server tray using Asetek's Rack CDU Liquid Cooling system, which was announced this week. The piping system connects to a cooling distribution unit. (Source: Asetek)

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will soon begin cooling its servers with hot water. The DoD said this week that it will convert one of its data centers to use a liquid cooling system from Asetek, a move could clear the way for broader use of liquid cooling in high-density server deployments at the DoD. Read More

Why Does Gmail Go Down?

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There have been a number of Gmail outages over the years, usually involving software updates or networking issues. Here’s a look at these outages, and what they may tell us about today’s issues. Read More

AST Modules Beat the Heat in the Iraq Desert

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AST Modular recently supplied a four-site modular installment to a major oil and gas company to provide IT support for its oil well operations in Iraq. The modules operate at temperatures of up to 130 degrees F (55 degrees C). Read More

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