Data centers of today are rapidly transforming into data centers of tomorrow. The industry is evolving at both ends of the spectrum as it continues to increase its physical footprint while simultaneously decreasing its carbon footprint. Some data center campuses consist of several extremely large facilities, but decentralized networks that utilize small, on-site server rooms are also growing in popularity. And although there are still a lot of questions surrounding edge computing, it’s certainly not going anyway anytime soon. Read More
5G promises lightning-fast speeds, no lag time, and increased densities — a critical piece to make autonomous vehicles and smart cities a reality. So, why aren't cars driving themselves yet? The answer is that even though the technology needed to transmit the data exists, there’s not enough power to get it there. Integrating distributed power to high-speed communications and IT nodes seems like a logical fix to the problem.
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On Demand Research shows that nearly half of mission critical organizations in the U.S. do not have an emergency preparedness plan in place. Last year alone, 65% of these organizations had to rely on generator power for more than 12 hours but still, a third don’t have a guaranteed agreement to ensure the generators at their facility will have critical fuel supply.
On Demand Where are you on the digital journey to saving costs, increasing security, and delivering higher efficiency? In our “always on” world, data centers stand on the front line of the digital revolution. Dave Sterlace, head of technology at ABB Data Centers, explores how digitalization can transform how we operate our digital enterprises.
On Demand There have been a lot of developments in energy storage technology over the last several years. This has been primarily driven by the general trend and expanded use of sustainable but intermittent power sources, such as wind and solar. Some data center designers and operators are examining how energy storage technology could also be utilized to reduce generator requirements.
On Demand Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is widely used for predicting and optimizing the cooling performance of existing data centers and designing more efficient new data centers. This presentation demonstrates how a CFD software product can be used to examine the cooling conditions of data centers, evaluate various remedies, and emphasize the need to properly implement containment solutions when applicable.
On Demand Serial consoles are extremely beneficial to address emergency situations such as accessing locked-up devices and loss of IP band connectivity. But did you know they can also make daily data center and IT operations run more efficiently?
On DemandLoad densities in data centers continue to increase. In response, designers and operators need to get creative about how to accommodate power density challenges and how to reject excess heat. What operational modifications can be made or what infrastructure additions need to be provided to address these increasing load densities and the ability to cool at increasing densities?
On Demand As power consumption requirements of both server and switch components within the IT stack expand, users are having to reconsider their power distribution strategies to balance and manage power more effectively. More power means more heat, thicker cabling and overall denser environments, which requires infrastructure upgrades. Learn key considerations for high density rack environments and effective power distribution strategies to better future-proof your infrastructure.
In our first issue of the year, we reveal the 2019 Facility Manager of the Year winner. But that's not all — we also take a look at data center site selection, cybersecurity, and hyperscale network architecture as we explore the cloud.