Tag Archives: Conceptual Design

Data Center Design: Key Areas of Focus

From Google glasses to Nest thermostats to Fitbit wristbands and beyond, the Internet of Things is here to stay and will drastically shape our digital economy for many years to come.

According to Cisco, there will be more than 5 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020 – a tsunami of data that all flows through data centers.

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Renewable Energy and the Colocation Provider

Hyper-scale data center operators like Google, Amazon Web Services, and Apple have been very public about their renewable energy usage and commitments. It’s good for the environment and it makes people look upon them favorably. However, these operators contribute only a small fraction (think around 5 percent) of overall data center energy usage. The multitenant market is driving data center growth, but what is their role in terms of renewable energy?

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Seeing is Believing: Learn How DCIM Improves Data Center Visibility

Take a moment and examine the modern IT and corporate landscape. We have a lot more devices, many more applications, and a truly consumerized user. All of this has resulted in a boom in both data and data center utilization. Why? Because the data center is the home to all of these modern technologies.

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Geodesic Dome Makes Perfect Data Center Shell in Oregon

Used to build everything from a planetarium in post-WWI Germany to mobile yoga studios at outdoor festivals today, the geodesic dome has proven to be a lasting concept for highly stable structures of any size. Structural stability is a valued goal in data center design, but the idea of building a data center shell using a spherical skeleton that consist of great circles intersecting to form a series of triangles – the most stable shape we know of – is novel.

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Selecting the Right Pathway for Your TR

Telecommunication rooms (TR) have long been used as critical consolidation points between backbone and horizontal cabling. Today, increasing lifecycle demands on modern facilities require architects, engineers, and contractors to provide facilities that adapt to the changing demands that building owners and IT personnel will require over the lifecycle of the building. Besides providing the critical […]

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Press Release: Crestron Demonstrates Lighting Control Solutions that Meet the Changing Building and Energy Code Requirements

New commercial lighting solutions and space-based design provide tools to easily build energy efficient buildings. 

“We’re changing the lighting control design concept. For far too long the strategy has been to design a system for the entire building and then look at the needs of the individual rooms within the building; our new philosophy is to design a solution for each space first, then connect every space in the building together through a centralized, integrated lighting control solution,” said Brian Daley, Crestron VP of Sales, Commercial Lighting. Crestron is the only controls manufacturer that has the unique capability to do this. And every product we produce works together seamlessly.”

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Weak Commissioning Poses Risks to Reliability, Safety

ORLANDO, Fla. – The data center industry isn’t serious enough about testing the performance and safety of new facilities, according to Chris Crosby, who says this practice will lead to problems unless it is addressed.

Crosby, the CEO of Compass Datacenters, is an ardent advocate of the importance of commissioning, the thorough testing of mission-critical systems in new data centers.

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Data Center Migration: Critical Lessons Learned

Today’s reliance on technology in the business world has placed many more workloads into the modern data center platform. So, as your organization grows – your data center must stay agile as well.

This is where the challenge comes in. When planning out a data center project – how do you know what’s the right direction? What makes sense to best fit into your business plans?

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