Just as we need backup power for our sump pump systems to ensure our basements do not flood during a power outage, data servers need backup power to ensure they do not lose data during any loss of power.
For those who know me, I have long stated that waste is abundant when it comes to power and provisioning in data centers as the IT load capabilities for failover and self-healing are rarely examined or included in the power supply design.
With the rise of colocation, enterprise and edge data centers, the requirements for data center racks have changed from being a cabinet that manages equipment to a rack enclosure that can reduce data center operational costs by preserving valuable floor space, optimizing cooling and increasing the efficiency of IT staff.
The Second Annual Texas Data Center Summit will bring together the leading data center real estate and technology infrastructure executives from Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Austin and from around the nation. Read More
The Sixth Annual Southwest Data Center Summit will bring together the leading data center real estate and technology infrastructure executives from Greater Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, New Mexico, Nevada and from around the nation. Read More
On Demand Just when you think there is nothing new―VR/AR, 5G, cryptocurrency rigs and blockchain applications, undersea data centers―today’s new IT designs are pushing far beyond the traditional data center space. These new applications are driving unique solutions for data management and the appliances supporting them in all kinds of environments. How should you plan to accommodate these emerging technologies?
On Demand In this new age, 100-year events are becoming common, making it clear that essentially no place is totally immune to natural risks. Therefore, reliable back-up power has become as important as primary utility service for data centers. In this part of our series of webinars, we will examine the considerations when specifying and selecting back-up power systems for edge data centers.
On Demand Are you a data center operator who needs to reduce operational expenses, improve system and application reliability and mitigate risk through data analysis? Do you manage devices across a large geographical area? Join us to determine whether you are leveraging existing management platforms to their full potential as well as learn what is available in the market today. An evolution in power management has occurred over the last few years.
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 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.
This issue of Mission Critical sheds light on the IT dilemma and explores other topics like IT and data center automation, powering mission critical facilities, the demands of the IoT, and more. Additionally, the IT-Colo Strategic Planner is included as a special edition with the September/October 2019 issue.