Category Archives: Data Center Construction

IBM Builds Two Data Centres For US Federal Government

IBM has announced two new US-based data centres designed to handle the workloads of the American Federal Government as part of its plans to build 15 new data centres around the world. The company said the data centres are designed for the enterprise, and will provide a SoftLayer cloud infrastructure-as-a-service. The company bought cloud infrastructure business SoftLayer in June 2013 for around $2 billion (£1.2bn), a move that allowed IBM to develop and expand its cloud services.

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Data Center Lighting and Efficiency

As data center operators, engineers and architects consider different ways to make their data centers more efficient, often the last areas they consider is data center lighting. While lighting only comprises 3 to 5 percent of a data center’s energy load, it’s one of the easiest areas to address and one that will help take a data center with good Power Utilization Effectiveness (PUE) to one with great PUE.

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Facebook Taps Emerson for Rapid Deployment Design

Facebook has chosen Emerson Network Power to help implement its vision for a “rapid deployment data center” (RDDC) that will combine factory-built components with lean construction techniques, the companies said today. The first implementation of the new concept will be Facebook’s second data center building in Luleå, Sweden.

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