Industry Perspectives

Modeling Data Centers Without Mechanical Cooling


The data center industry is seeking to create a data center model that requires little to no mechanical cooling, writes Daniel Kennedy of Tate. He points out that ASHRAE’s 2011 Thermal Guidelines for Data Center Processing Environments drastically expanded the allowable temperature range for data center operation and is leading to more discussion of how to reduce or eliminate mechanical cooling. Read More

Automating Data Center Asset Management: It’s About Time


Even in today’s modern automated world, managers of some of the country’s largest data centers still use spreadsheets to try to keep track of data center assets, writes Bob Cartwright, of Vizualiiz. The reason why is simple: a lack of focus on software innovation for managing data center assets. Read More

Sustainable Building Certifications: LEED

RON VOKOUN<br>Gray ConstructionRON VOKOUN
Gray Construction

Sustainable building certifications have been gaining momentum, and often data center operators are unsure of which to pursue. Ron Vokoun, of Gray Construction, details the LEED certification and its benefits and drawbacks in Part 1 of a two-part series on certification. Read More

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