Category Archives: Data Center Planning

Does energy efficiency drive data center decisions? By Wendy Schuchart

When we took aim at the big green data center purveyors like Google, Apple and Facebook, we had no idea that we’d struck an energy efficiency nerve with data center professionals around the globe. It turns out that yes, everyone’s aware that PUE is a big of a weasel calculation when it comes to energy efficiency. What’s more, data center admins know that greenwashing is prevalent.

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Conceptual Design Software Tools

Conceptual design … is the creation and exploration of new ideas. It is distinguished from conceptual art by closely relating to function; it is distinguished from design in general by not necessarily being actually functional, but as illustrating a design that may show an idea that may potentially be functional.

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Tips for Preventing Data Center Downtime

Let’s face facts: Your data center has become an integral part of your organization. In fact, many organizations are actively building entire business flow models around the capabilities of their data center platform.

So, downtime in the data center becomes unacceptable because downtime can cost companies millions of dollars per hour in lost revenue.

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Energy Department Takes Aim at Inefficient Data Centers

Few organizations know exactly how much energy their data centers consume, and for some it’s costing them — big time. Energy Department statistics show that data center facilities can consume 100 to 200 times as much electricity as standard office buildings, the Government Accountability Office has reported. The Energy Department wants to improve those statistics across public and private-sector data centers through an upcoming Data Center Energy Challenge. The goal: improve energy efficiency.

Read the source article at Green Data Center News