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September 19, 2008  3:47 PM

Do you use kw/rack and cfm/kw to determine cooling capacity? Beware

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
data center cooling, DataCenter

A common metric for determining cooling capacity in data centers is kw/rack, or kilowatts per rack, and cfm/kw, or cubic feet per minute per kilowatt. By figuring out how much power your server cabinet is drawing, the logic goes that you'll then know how much cooling you need. From looking...

September 17, 2008  5:12 PM

Air velocity out the back of servers

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center airflow, data center cooling, DataCenter

Last week I spoke to Sherman Ikemoto from Future Facilities, which sells computational fluid dynamics software for analyzing airflow in data centers. I...

September 11, 2008  8:42 PM

The Google pirates, corporate tax, and ice-side economizers

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
data center cooling, Google data center

Google water based data center

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September 11, 2008  5:41 PM

Green data center roadmap doesn’t have to be confusing

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Green data center

I just spotted a press release on a series of new analyst reports from Gartner on Green IT. Gartner says users should focus investments on areas that will provide the most bang for the buck. Unfortunately, their recommendations are vague....

September 10, 2008  5:09 PM

Another drawback to hot/cold aisle containment

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
data center cooling, Data center fire prevention, DataCenter

Last week I wrote about the fire code issues around containing your hot and/or cold aisles for energy efficiency benefits. And while I wrote pretty extensively on the issues that can arise, I didn't...

September 3, 2008  4:32 PM

ASHRAE and Green Grid team up to standardize data center energy monitoring protocols

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
data center cooling, Data Center Metrics, Green data center

I recently spoke with Roger Schmidt, distinguished IBM technologist and past chairman of The American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Technical Committee 9.9 about ASHRAE's

September 3, 2008  4:25 PM

New certification from ASHRAE, but does it matter?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center certification, Data Center Jobs, data center staffing, DataCenter

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers, better known in the industry as ASHRAE, has a new certification program focusing on facility operations and performance, something of which data center operators can take...

August 28, 2008  1:26 PM

Powering down your servers

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center power management, DataCenter

I didn't know this, but I guess yesterday was "Power IT Down Day." Hewlett-Packard, Citrix and Intel...

August 20, 2008  7:02 PM

Microsoft expected to announce Des Moines data center location tomorrow

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center Jobs, data center staffing

According to the Des Moines Register, Microsoft is expected to officially announce its plan to build its newest data center there, specifically in West Des Moines. Microsoft...

August 19, 2008  5:03 PM

Data center shift-change checklist from The Planet

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
data center staffing, DataCenter

Last week, Eric Bush, Data Center Operations Supervisor at hosting giant The Planet, posted a checklist for data center perimeter patrols. The perimeter patrol is an integral part of our data center...

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