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December 10, 2010  4:39 PM

Data center facilities equipment and design stats from Gartner conference



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data center design, Data center facilities

At this week’s Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas, research VP John Phelps asked users a series of questions about their data center facilities technologies. Here are some of the stats: What type of data center fire suppression system do you have? -Water...

November 30, 2010  5:43 PM

Top ten data center facilities stories of 2010



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data center design, DataCenter

Here is a list of the top data center facilities stories and tips from SearchDataCenter.com in 2010: NFPA drops data center EPO requirement The National...


October 25, 2010  8:37 PM

The case for raised floors in the data center



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
data center cooling, Data center design, DataCenter, raised floor

What’s new in raised floors for data center applications? I recently spoke with Daniel Kennedy, data center product manager at Jessup, MD-based Tate Access Floors about some of the new products the company rolled out at AFCOM, and the future of raised floors in increasingly dense data center...


October 8, 2010  7:27 PM

Interxion offers data center efficiency recommendations from across the pond



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data center design, DataCenter

I recently chatted with Lex Coors, VP of data center technology at the European colocation provider Interxion. Coors is a founding member of the Uptime Institute and has supervised 28 data center design-build projects and upgrades in 11 countries. Coors...


August 16, 2010  5:41 PM

Firehost builds data center instead of paying for colo inefficiency



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data center colocation, Data center design, DataCenter

Chris Drake, CEO of secure managed hosting provider Firehost is working on building out a new data center. The company entered the market two years ago, focusing on hosting sensitive data and Websites for customers like ABC, Fossil and DHL. Firehost is...


August 9, 2010  6:31 PM

Former Google data center exec weighs in on build-vs.-buy debate



Posted by: Ryan Arsenault
Data center colocation, Data center design, DataCenter

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August 5, 2010  6:36 PM

HP’s pre-fab Butterfly data center design claims cost savings



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data center design, HP

HP's new prefab housing style data center design might help companies roll out data center real estate quickly and cost effectively -- if you buy into


March 16, 2009  2:41 PM

Multi-tiered data centers



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center design

Building a data center with one level of redundancy across the facility might seem foolish to some. Do your Web servers need to have the same uptime as your mainframe? And expensive, too. Peter Gross, the vice president of critical facilities at Hewlett-Packard who was the CEO of EYP Mission...


February 4, 2009  2:33 PM

Tidbits from The Green Grid Technical Forum



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center design, Green data center, Green Grid

The Green Grid Technical Forum continues today in San Jose. Yesterday was for members only; today it's open to anyone. I spoke yesterday to two board members, John  Tuccillo from APC and Mark Monroe from Sun Microsystems. They updated me...


January 26, 2009  10:17 PM

Data center corrosion: Bring it on?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center design, Green data center

CHICAGO -- Joseph Prisco, an IBM engineer, yesterday told ASHRAE TC 9.9 members that it might be a good idea to start monitoring data center pollution -- particulate and gaseous contamination that could cause IT equipment corrosion. In particular, Prisco...


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