AMD, H-P, IBM, and Sun have joined forces to form The Green Grid, an industry response to growing problems with heat loads generated by high-density blade server installations.
Data center management software provider BladeLogic says it is planning an initial public offering.
A ComputerWorld package examines data center power challenges.
It was a big news day for virtualization, with announcements from Microsoft as well as Linux-focused technologies.
Sterling Network Services recently installed two new high-capacity chilled water lines for its Phoenix data center facility, a huge upgrade that gives it the largest cooling installation in a commercial building in Arizona.
Cooling vendors say the switch to liquid cooling products is inevitable as high-density blade server installations ratchet up power requirements and heat loads.
Ninety five percent of IBM's blade customers are using air cooling, rather than next-generation fluid cooling solutions.