Yearly Archives: 2006

22 Aug 2006

Data Centers Go to Washington

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Data center power and cooling issues are creating quite a buzz on Capitol Hill. In recent years, the power and cooling costs of the average data center have gone through the roof. Data centers rack up more than $3-billion in energy costs each year. That number is expected to rise dramatically within the next decade more...

17 Aug 2006

Data Center Solutions to Beat the Summer Heat

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This summer, data center managers are sweating – and it’s not just because of the heat. As temperatures hit record highs this year, the increased demands placed on US energy grids have lead to brownouts and occasional blackouts. Between the soaring temperatures and the power outages, data center cooling systems and backup generators are getting more...

8 May 2006

Raised Floors – Still Relevant?

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With the widespread use of serves installed in racks instead of legacy mainframe configurations, the use of ethernet cable in cable trays located above server racks instead of legacy wiring types beetween mainframe boxes, and finally the use of in-line cooling equipment and/or overhead cooling with ducted returns for cold aisle/hot aisle configurations, is the more...

18 Apr 2006

Data Center Planning is Critical to a Successful Project

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Network downtime means lost revenue – and lost jobsImagine a scenario where you are coming under fire because your data center project is over budget and months late. Even worse, your management team pushed you to accept the architect’s idea of your computer room that today won’t even deliver the most basic needs – enough more...

18 Apr 2006

Data Center Design Blog Launch

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Welcome, The purpose of this blog is to promote an open exchnage of ideas relating to the planning, design, engineering, and construction of data centers & computer rooms. More specifically, the intent is to discuss the design trends and industry standards relating to the support infrastructure technologies present in all mission critical environments including power, more...