Data Centers

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.


Apple Gets OK for Irish Datacenter

Carl Weinschenk

Apple has received the go-ahead to build a datacenter in Athenry, County Galway on Ireland’s west coast. The datacenter, which will be constructed on a plot of almost 487 acres, is controversial, according to BetaNews. The project is expected to boost the local economy. However, opposition centered on potential impact on wildlife and flooding problems. The   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficient Storage Drive from Seagate

Carl Weinschenk

Seagate Technology’s Nytro XF1230 SATA solid state drive is designed to moderate energy demands in cloud datacenters. The company says that the device can be used in existing data storage installations through its 6 gigabyte per second interface. The XF1230 provides 98,000 random access input/output operations per second and has a maximum power demand is   …Continue Reading


MacStadium Awarded 2 Patents

Carl Weinschenk

MacStadium said that it has received two patents  — D762,217 and D761,246 – for the design of customized enclosures for small Apple servers deployed in commercial datacenters in the United States and Europe. The press release says that the patents aim at use of the Apple Mac mini and Mac Procomputers. The Mac mini exceeds the   …Continue Reading


Behind the Meter Podcast: A New Metric for Datacenter Cooling

Carl Weinschenk

Earlier this month, The Green Grid released a datacenter performance metric aimed at enabling energy and facility managers to make more informed cooling decisions. The new metric, according the organization, builds on the success of power usage effective (PUE). PUEr, according to The Green Grid, Future Facilities CTO Mark Seymour, adds IT thermal conformance and resilience to the mix.


Grand View: Datacenter Cooling Market Worth $17.78B by 2024

Carl Weinschenk

A report from Grand View Research says that the value of the global datacenter cooling market will reach $17.78 billion by 2024. Growth, the firm says, is being driven by increasing demand in telecom, retail, healthcare, energy and other sectors. The report says that big data and cloud computing will also be a big factor   …Continue Reading


Google: AI Cuts Datacenter Cooling Costs

Carl Weinschenk

Artificial intelligence (AI) may be a transformative tool in improving the energy efficiency of datacenters, according to The Verge. The site says that Google has run an experiment in which its DeepMind AI technology reduced energy use by 40 percent. The cooling savings equated to a 15 percent reduction in overall power use. The Verge points   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric Expands Datacenter Cooling Line

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric yesterday announced the InRow DX. The direct expansion 600mm unit, the company said, is part of a line aimed at helping keep datacenters cool. The new model reduces power consumption while increasing capacity. The InRox DX is capable of 42kW of cooling with a 4000 SCFM maximum airflow in a 600mm-wide footprint, which the   …Continue Reading