Data Centers

Using the Environment for Cooling

Carl Weinschenk

Airside energy efficiency, which makes use of something that is free, is especially valuable in cool environments.


Amazon Accelerates Renewables Use in AWS Data Centers

Carl Weinschenk

Amazon Web Services said this week that its data centers will run on 50 percent renewable energy by the end of next year, according to GeekWire. The announcement was made at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas by Distinguished Engineer James Hamilton. The portion that will come from renewables is five percent more than   …Continue Reading


Cooling Data Centers Through Liquid Immersion

Carl Weinschenk

The innovative approach is gaining as data centers struggle to meet exploding demand while limiting increases in power utilization.


Vigilent, Siemens Addressing Data Centers

Carl Weinschenk

Vigilent and Siemens have entered a reseller partnership in North America. Vigilent will provide its Dynamic Cooling Management System and Siemens will contribute its Demand Flow technology, the press release says. The companies’ combined platfform will offer thermal optimization technology aimed at data center cooling in a facility’s chiller plant and “white space,” which is   …Continue Reading


Technavio: Global Data Center Liquid Cooling Market Growing

Carl Weinschenk

Technavio released a report this week that finds that the global data center cooling market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 12 percent between this year and 2020. The market is expected to reach $1.6 billion during the term of the report, according to the company. The report says that   …Continue Reading


The Effort to Change ASHRAE’s Approach to Data Centers

Carl Weinschenk

A movement is underway to allow more freedom and flexibility in meeting data center energy requirements.


Federal Data Centers, DCOI and DCIM

Carl Weinschenk

The government is demanding big changes to its data center profile – and is mandating the software used to manage the transition.


House of Horrors: Finding Ghost and Comatose Data Center Servers

Carl Weinschenk

The amount of energy wasted by servers that are not doing their jobs is scary. Fixing the problem is a healthy step for the bottom line.


Facebook Building Datacenter in Los Lunas, NM

Carl Weinschenk

Facebook is building a datacenter in Los Lunas, New Mexico, according to the Albuquerque Journal. There could be as many as six phases to the project, which is characterizes as being “massive.” The first phase, which could begin next month, will cost $250 million and create 30 to 50 jobs. The story says that New   …Continue Reading


BoA: Carbon Neutral by 2020

Carl Weinschenk

The Bank of America said that it plans to be carbon neutral by 2020. The company said that it will reduce location-based greenhouse gas emissions by half, energy use by 40 percent and water use by 45 percent in its worldwide operations. The company, in a move similar to one announced last week by General   …Continue Reading