Tag: Cooling

Video Tour: Google Data Center in South Carolina

Providing a rare look inside its data center operations, Google recently posted a video describing its data center in Berkeley County, South Carolina, including descriptions of the facility’s cooling system and security measures.

The company announced it would build the South Carolina data center in 2007. Including an expansion project in 2013, Google’s total investment in the site amounts to $1.2 billion.

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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of December 12th

For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

Rise of Direct Liquid Cooling in Data Centers Likely Inevitable – The industry has seen major advances in the efficiency of air cooling, while liquid cooling has been largely confined to specialized computing niches.

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Energy Efficient Cabinets: More Than Big Metal Boxes

Cabinets are the foundation of the data center’s physical infrastructure, used throughout the life cycle of the facility. IT equipment that runs the applications are contained within them, the cabling that connects the equipment to the users and the LAN/SANs are terminated and managed in them, power is distributed within them, and cooling is channeled through them. They are also the most visible infrastructure element, and how they look and fit together is often an indicator of how a data center is run and managed.

Read the source article at panduitblog.com

Rise of Direct Liquid Cooling in Data Centers Likely Inevitable

NEW ORLEANS – It’s been a decade since cooling vendors began predicting that power densities would force servers to be cooled by liquid rather than cool air. Instead, the industry has seen major advances in the efficiency of air cooling, while liquid cooling has been largely confined to specialized computing niches.

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Room to grow: Tips for data center capacity planning

Capacity planning needs to provide answers to two questions: What are you going to need to buy in the coming year? And when are you going to need to buy it?

To answer those questions, you need to know the following information: current usage, normal growth, planned growth, headroom, timetable. From that information, you can calculate the amount of capacity you expect to need for each resource by the end of the following year with a simple formula…

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Is the Commodity Data Center Around the Corner?

The data center is changing. We have new methods of cooling, optimizing the data center and even the utilization of green energy through next-generation geothermal technologies. The insides of the data center and what goes into the rack has been changing as well. New platforms around consolidation, server technology and cloud computing are all impacting how we process and utilize resources.

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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Putting Your Plan in Place

The data center is changing. We have new methods of cooling, optimizing the data center and even the utilization of green energy through next-generation geothermal technologies. The insides of the data center and what goes into the rack has been changing as well. New platforms around consolidation, server technology and cloud computing are all impacting how we process and utilize resources.

Read the source article at Green Data Center News

DataSite Upgrades Critical Infrastructure in Orlando Data Center

DataSite completed a $12 million critical systems upgrade in its Orlando data center, adding power and cooling capacity. The company provides wholesale and retail colocation space for medium and high power density computing environments.

The single story, free-standing building is 130,000 square feet. It was built to withstand hurricanes, one of the most potent natural disasters in the state. The facility is Category 5 hurricane rated and is 60 miles inland, outside of the 500-year floodplain.

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A flexible data center layout made for the new standard – TechTarget

Data centers aren't the center of the IT universe anymore. With plenty of resources for hosting dynamic workloads -- cloud, colocation, as a service, or data center -- the on-premises facility layout must become equally flexible.

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Why Your High-Efficiency Data Center Needs Good PDUs

Cloud computing, new applications and a lot more user connectivity are all driving forces around the data center evolution. In fact, the data center has become the home of all modern technologies. Businesses are now building their entire organizational model around the capabilities of IT. Through it all, pressure continues to mount on data center operators to run high-efficiency environments capable of good power control.

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