Data Centers

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

ASHRAE Releases Datacenter Standard

Carl Weinschenk

An energy standard for datacenters has been published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). ANSI/ASHRAE 90.4-2016, “Energy Standard for Data Centers,” establishes, according to the organization, minimum energy efficiency requirements of datacenter design and construction. It also helps set standards for the operational planning and maintenance and utilization of onsite   …Continue Reading

Two Grommets from Upsite Technologies

Carl Weinschenk

Upsite Technologies has introduced the SplitLok Integral Grommet and the SplitLok Square Grommet. The company says that the two products are versatile and provide tight seals in raised floor openings. They are easily installed in existing or new datacenters. The line of grommets, the company says, decrease operating expenses, reduce bypass airflow and increase efficiency   …Continue Reading

The World is About to See Whether Apple’s Solar Investment Pays Off

Ken Silverstein

Apple Inc. is taking a bigger bite out of the energy market. It will soon begin selling the output from its $850 million investment in a 130-megawatt solar farm in northern California.

AEP Ohio Awards CenturyLink

Carl Weinschenk

AEP Ohio presented telecommunications provider CenturyLink with a $133,547 incentive check late last month. The award was made by the company’s Ohio Data Center Program. It provides incentives based upon participants’ annual energy savings. The release says that last year CenturyLink upgraded its datacenter’s mechanical system, which enabled the replacement of the heat rejection equipment with   …Continue Reading

Feds Push Datacenter Monitoring Tools

Carl Weinschenk

The administration is moving forward with datacenter energy efficiency measures aggressively. That’s important for the government — and beyond.