What do you think is the most power-efficient data center cooling setup? What kind of setup do you implement in your data center? Are there ways you would like to improve it; how?
Is it for Hot spot cooling only? Or overheating in general? Or Energy saver?
From at least three incidents in different parts of the world over the last two years, it is clear that Inergen fire suppression release, whether event driven or maintenance misshap; causes some effect that kills hard drives. Who has done testing to determine what effect is at fault? The agent...
What damage would be caused to equipment and data within a typical server room by the activation of a gas based Fire Suppression System such as the FM200 and what is the likelihood of it being inadvertently activated?
If I have to choose between an FE-25 based fire supression system or one using the more common FM-200 why would I choose one over the other? Which one is superior in a data center application?
Does anyone know of a site or have plans they can share for data center layout. Looking to get some ideas on rack spacing, fire suppression locations, security etc.
With energy prices continuing to rise and carbon footprints becoming more popular, expert Clive Longbottom believes it's time for companies to look at renewable energy resources for data center power. Some of the more popular renewable choices included hydroelectricity, solar energy and wind power....
Dear, it has been observed commonly that people don't pay any attention to use shoe cover (poly bags) to avoid dust in data centers. Can anyone please elaborate what should be the SOP for this either to use 1, dedicated shoes for data centers, 2, use Shoe Cover, 3, use anti-contamination mats or...
What is the formula to calculate power consumption in KWH and the heat dissipation in KWH or BTU?
What is the ideal temperature and humidity range for a server room (not a data center)?
We have 3 floored building and required to position data center in one of the floors. Which is the right floor for data center?
Does anyone have an example of standard rules and regulations for entering a datacenter? I need to attach these on the wall of each of our datacenters and require every datacenter user to adhere to the requirements.
A SearchDataCenter.com reader wrote in to follow up with the Ask the Expert Question Regarding Halon or FM2000. With regards to the FM200 gas suppression system, how do we go about designing the space to accomodate the gas cylinders as well as the reticulation of pipes. I understand that it depends...
This weekend's New York Times featured an article explaining the negative environmental impact data centers have created due to inefficient server usage and increased data demands. Do you think the article accurately portrayed the industry? How can these issues be addressed?
OK, the budget is practically nill for a start. I inherited a network some time back from my former manager in IT which is composed of several servers external to the rack, 4 APC UPS1000 batteries, 2 HP rackmount g5 servers, 1 KVM, 3 switches (2 of which are rackmount, the 3rd is just housed in...
If the building floor loading is 3 kpa and the equipment is 2,000 kg (950 x 600 mm), and is located in a computer room with raised floor environment, can the building and environment support that 2,000 kg equipment?
Posted on behalf of another member: I have a question regarding static electricity discharges within servers. I am supplying air at 56F DB, and about 40% RH. The leaving air conditions are about 76F DB, 15% RH. Is this a problem, within the server? Or, is this a problem at the discharge of the...
We have 3 20Amp 110 PDUs in our rack and our currently paying 675$ month for them. Is this typical data center cost or is it excessive? We are charged a flat rate- but our usage on the 3 during the day is 37amps total.
I'm looking for Data Centre Specifications for Next Generation Data Centres; Physical & Virtual design considerations
What are some of the key factors the enterprise should consider when building a data center that can last? We'd love to hear stories from your own experience, or see lists of your own must-haves when it comes to a new data center. Share your thoughts and we'll share 100 Knowledge Points!