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In this issue we provide a rundown of the myriad ways to green your data center.

A Grid-Wide Strategy For Sustainable Data Centers

A mutually beneficial solution will solve tomorrow’s problems now.
By David Dewis
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IT companies and utilities are facing common operational and environmental demands. Utilities are responding by replacing parts of their large coal fleet with cleaner generation and IT companies are responding by energy efficiency and encouraging the adoption of renewable energy (RE).


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Data Center Fire System Upgrade

Having a fire alarm system modernization and upgrade strategy can help spread out costs, reduce equipment disruption, and lessen risk of downtime.
By Richard Rivera
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Fire protection systems are critical elements that require serious consideration to keeping a data center running smoothly while keeping its assets and occupants under maximum protection.


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The Airflow Containment Thermal Revolution

The path to energy efficiency in data centers is increasingly becoming regulated by state and federal governments. Airflow containment is at the top of the list.
By Raissa Carey
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Airflow containment — the ability to isolate, redirect, and recycle hot exhaust air has revolutionized the idea of “free cooling” within the data center.


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Data Center Efficiency

Five unexpected ways to achieve more with less.
By Kim Griger
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Consider these five unexpected ways to improve data center efficiency.


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The Evolution Of Modular Data Centers

How customer demands are driving design requirements.
By Todd Kiehn
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It’s always interesting to ask a friend what they were doing during a significant event in history.


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A New Approach To Internal Pipe Condition Assessment

Ride the wave of non-invasive technology
By Tim Frederick
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Pipe, as simple and benign as it appears to be, can be the Achilles heel of your facility.


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When Data Center Airflow Containment Is Modularized

Definition and implementation of modular containment in existing data centers.
By Lars Strong P.E.
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Many organizations are taking steps to improve airflow management (AFM) in their computer rooms.


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Scott Widham Is A Model Of Consistency

The CEO of Alpheus Communications is a straight shooter.
By Andrew Lane
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I had the pleasure of playing golf with Scott Widham, CEO of Alpheus Communications, at a little event we put together with Schneider Electric’s Data Center Solutions Provider business.


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Greening The Data Center

There is more than one way to achieve the desired results.
By Caroline Fritz
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In this issue we provide a rundown of the myriad ways to green your data center.


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How To Choose The Right Carrier-Neutral Data Center

The right one will benefit connectivity providers.
By Mike Hollands
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Enterprises in the most bandwidth-hungry industries in the digital world — media, finance, and cloud, for example — require high-performing network services to ensure their customers receive optimal quality-of-service (QoS).


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The Great Leap Backwards

From technical to legal
By Peter V.K. Funk Jr.
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Whether you like it or not, the path to energy conservation and sustainably is paved in contracts, compliance, and other legal considerations.


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The Cloud Has Walls

Part IV: The cloud also has boarders.
By Paul E. Schlattman
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Last month I had the privilege to speak at Data Center Dynamics Brazil Convergence Conference in Brasilia, Brazil.


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Data Center Liquid Cooling Boils Over

Has data center cooling reached the boiling point?
By Julius Neudorfer
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As the summer heat manifests its hold on the northern hemisphere and the temperatures rise, many data centers will test the limits of their cooling systems


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Optimizing Human Resources Through A Culture Of Excellence

Start with clear and reasonable standards.
By Terry Rodgers
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The staff that’s entrusted to operate and maintain critical facilities are the most critical and valuable assets there are in the overall scheme of sustained continuous operations.


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A Data Center Education

The industry-wide skills shortage is a growing pain that is being ad-dressed.
By Chris Crosby
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In its recent study, Datacenter Dynamics found that 60% of data center operators are concerned about an industry-wide skills shortage.


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UPS Systems from Minuteman Power Technologies

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Minuteman Power Technologies’ EnTerra 3-phase UPS line features include up to 94% efficiency; 10 to 40 kVA internal batteries


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UPS from ABB

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ABB has released a medium-voltage uninterrupted power supply series called the PCS100 MV UPS


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Batteries from C&D Technologies

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C&D Technologies, Inc. has expanded its VR Solar® product line utilizing with the VRS12-215F.


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ASCO Controllers from Emerson Network Power

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Emerson Network Power’s ASCO® Group G Microprocessor Controller is designed to transform power control for mid-range transfer switches.


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Rittal Corp. Names New President

Gregg A. Holst is responsible for the North American Market.
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Following the September 2013 relocation of its headquarters to suburban Chicago, Rittal Corporation has taken another significant step in preparation for further growth in North America.
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Open Data Center Alliance Announces Initial Forecast Speaker Lineup

Speakers include Intel, NTT Data, T-Systems, and UBS Industry leaders Citrix, Dell and Emerson Network Power latest to sponsor cloud computing conference.
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The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has revealed a first look at the lineup of speakers and sessions for its Forecast 2014 conference.
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Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit 2014

Here are some photos from the Gartner ITIOM Summit, which took place in Orlando, FL during June.

9/18/14 2:00 pm EDT

Understanding the Impact of Energy Star Programs for Data Centers: Part 2

This session will explore the current state of the standards and qualifications for IT equipment, as well potential energy savings.

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2014 July/August

In this issue we provide a rundown of the myriad ways to green your data center.

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