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Manhattan Data Center Expands Implementation of Infrastructure Management Software

Karen Henry

Data center colocation services provider Telx has expanded its deployment of ABB Decathlon to manage and optimize infrastructure performance in a new area of its Manhattan data center. Earlier this year, Telx implemented Decathlon for Data Centers on the 10th floor of its facility at 32 Avenue of the Americas. Decathlon monitors the control room   …Continue Reading


Energy Improvements Save Kaiser Permanente 6.9M kWh

Karen Henry

Energy Star has named Kaiser Permanente as a Low Carbon IT Champion. Kaiser took part in Energy Star’s Low Carbon IT Challenge campaign, which challenges companies nationwide to change the way they use their energy—specifically within their information technology equipment and data centers. By implementing a series of energy improvements, Kaiser has saved 6.9 million   …Continue Reading


Swedish Data Centers Generate Income from Waste Heat

Karen Henry

Transporting waste heat from a data center and using it elsewhere isn’t easy. It is so difficult, in fact, that some companies looking to make use of their waste heat break up their data centers instead, installing servers very close to homes and offices so that waste heat can effectively be used to heat them.   …Continue Reading


Schneider Integrates DCIM with HP OneView

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric announced the integration of its data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software with HP’s infrastructure management platform. This certified integration provides converged IT and facilities management personnel with visibility into an organization’s server, storage and networking systems for service management. The integration between StruxureWare for Data Centers and HP OneView enables bidirectional, live communications   …Continue Reading


Mobile Data Center Commissioning Pays for Self with Energy Savings

Linda Hardesty

McKinstry is partnering with Sabey Data Centers to develop a patent-pending device called the Mobile Commissioning Assistant for data center owners. With the device, owners can simulate actual operating conditions prior to installing servers in new data centers. Owners can expect a full payback in the purchasing cost of the device through the amount of energy   …Continue Reading


Raritan Releases New Version of DCIM Software

Karen Henry

Raritan released a new version of its data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software. The release features the following new capabilities: Expanded data center health maps that monitor critical facilities systems such as CRACs, UPSs and RPPs. Rack failover analysis reports. Cabinet, asset and item detail reports. Cabinet move feature. The Raritan DCIM software also provides   …Continue Reading


Are Fuel Cells Best Suited for Data Centers?

Karen Henry

In early November, Microsoft opened an off-grid data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The data center is powered by fuel cell system that convert biogas into electricity. Although fuel cells have been around for decades, the technology has struggled to find an application and a market, according to a recent Gigaom blog post. The data center,   …Continue Reading


Data Center Aims for PUE of 1.2

Linda Hardesty

A data center designed by CH2M HILL/IDC Architects for Grainger in Lake Forest, Ill., has an advanced cooling system using outside air to cool the facility and is designed to consume up to 50 percent less energy for cooling than conventional data centers. This Grainger data center’s air cooling design is anticipated to have a   …Continue Reading


Power, Cooling Drive Decisions to Locate Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Renewable energy is among the top emerging technologies being considered by data center owners to help address power and cooling costs, according to a Mortenson survey at the 2014 Data Center World conference. Eighty-four percent of respondents feel there is a need to consider renewable forms of energy, such as wind and solar, to manage   …Continue Reading


Sandia Releases API for Energy Features of High-Performance Computing

Linda Hardesty

To help moderate the energy needs of increasingly power-hungry supercomputers, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have released an application programming interface (API) with the goal of standardizing measurement and control of power- and energy-relevant features for high-performance computing (HPC) systems. The High Performance Computing – Power API specification, still open to collaborators for future development,   …Continue Reading


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