Greenpeace has been tracking the energy performance of companies in the IT sector that have made 100% renewable energy commitments since 2011. In their 2017 report of IT companies, Greenpeace has given the highest overall rank to Switch, making them an industry leader in implementing renewable energy.
There are many different types of research and development labs that create hardware, software, and apps. Both data centers and electronics labs use the same types of IT equipment. Lab equipment requires the same provisions as data center equipment to maintain uptime as power and equipment densities increase.
By answering these three questions, you will be able to plan an electronics lab infrastructure or improve an existing lab infrastructure.
Microsoft has filed a patent application for an Artificial Reef Datacenter. The patent details deploying an entire server farm underwater that is enclosed by a permanent surrounding structure which doubles as an artificial reef. The patent has several provisions to promote marine life occupancy. Microsoft plans to use sustainable energy to power the data center while using seawater to naturally cool the space.
As 2017 begins, the data center industry is in a position for higher levels of growth while obtaining inexpensive and clean energy sources. The new year provides an opportunity to build out a new data center or colocation project with optimized infrastructure and scalability options. Here are three reasons to plan your project for 2017.Read More
When you can remotely monitor and manage your data center, you are gaining a competitive advantage: one that puts you in the driver’s seat with power usage, overall efficiency and gives you a 24/7 look at your operations.Read More
It's not exactly easy to see into the future of data center management, but by following these essential practices, you'll be set up for success now and down the line. Learn about remote monitoring, selecting the proper power, cable management and more.Read More
Research and development teams use IT equipment in their labs to develop hardware, software, and apps. The equipment has the same requirements of space, power, and cooling whether it is housed in a commercial lab or a data center, such as Digital Realty. If the electronics lab is housed in a space other than a data center, then the lab manager could be losing money on cooling and powering to maintain the space.
While the overall flexibility is crucial in engineering labs, there are some data center practices that can be implemented in labs to lower operating expenses.
Last week, we learned how remote monitoring, power and cable management could give you a leg up in the data center. This week, we examine how ambient temperature impacts your cooling costs and also explore backup power, sustainability and other data center management tips.Read More