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Bringing a new data center online in less than three months called for a coordinated, creative approach.

High Tech Case Study: Fitting In

High Tech Case Study: Fitting In

Bringing a new data center online in less than three months called for a coordinated, creative approach.

2013 Trends Recap

A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in 2014.

FM Issue: Brawn Over Buzz

In cultivating a smart building with integrated systems, facility managers can “show, share, and strategize.”

Study Shows Significant Increase In Cost Of Unplanned Data Center Outages

National survey reveals average increase of 41%; quantifies average cost per minute at $7,900 for unplanned downtime.

AHRI Launches Certification Programs: Variable Frequency Drives And Datacom Cooling

These new programs have been introduced in order to meet increasing demand for independent performance verification for VFDs and datacom cooling products.

Technology and FM: Disaster Tech

When planning for possible threats, don’t forget this aspect of your facility workings. From the October 2013 issue.

FM Issue: NextGen Electrical

Expanding requirements for distribution systems can be met using molded case circuit breakers. From the July 2013 issue.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Open System? Open Source?

When it comes to data center infrastructure management (DCIM), there may be confusion over the difference between “open source” and “open system” software. While similar, these terms have very different meanings.

FREE WHITE PAPER: How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning And Cuts Operational Costs

This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data center infrastructure management software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery.

FREE WHITE PAPER: Site Selection For Mission Critical Facilities

In this paper, guidelines are established for selecting a new site or assessing an existing one. Common risks that affect the availability of a business are defined and techniques for minimizing these risks are presented.

Verizon Green Project Will Power 19 Company Facilities Across the Country

Fuel cells, solar systems expected to generate more than 70 million kilowatt hours of electricity—enough to eliminate more than 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

The Next Word In IT: The Software Defined Data Center

Power Assure CTO lays out recommendations to maximize reliability and disaster avoidance in Software Defined Data Centers.

FRIDAY FUNNY: How Far Can Data Center Energy Savings Take You? (INFOGRAPHIC!)

This Friday Funny is more fun than funny, since it takes facility managers on a little journey to illustrate the effectiveness of energy savings in data centers.

The Facility Technologist: Data Center Evolution

From “chicken coops” to cathedrals, today’s data centers come in new shapes and sizes.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: PAR4 Measurement Service by Power Assure

This service measures the true idle and peak power consumption of IT equipment in a rack or entire data center to maximize IT power and address space constraints.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: EnergySTEP by Schneider Electric

An assessment of power, cooling, physical infrastructure, and operational efficiencies of data centers provides information managers can act upon.

FM Issue: Connecting The Dots

When making the move to a centralized data center, facility managers must ask five important questions. In the end, connectivity is one of the most critical components in data center performance.

TFM Names Todd Finders Facility Executive of the Year

Broad minded and methodical, this IT professional brings a fresh approach to facilities.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Hot Tub Data Centers!

Data centers are not the typical backdrop for humor, but a few years back, an ad campaign took a poke at the temperature issues inherent in server rooms packed wall to wall with essential computer technology.

Data Center Experts Must Build Efficient Bridge To Cloud Computing

Businesses operating data centers will need to go beyond traditional practices in order to build economically sound facilities.

Comments On Standard For Existing Buildings Sought

The need for the standard's requirements has grown as more attention is paid to improving energy in the country's current building stock. Public review is open until May 25, 2011.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: "Model ES" UPS By Controlled Power

This new unit provides conditioned, continuous backup power to facility managers' mission critical applications.

FM Issue: Today’s Data Center

Power, HVAC, and access control are vital to a data center, and the fm has responsibility for all of these areas.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: EcoBreeze from APC by Schneider Electric

This cooling product for data centers is designed to provide cooling in the most efficient manner for existing conditions.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Trellis From Emerson Network Power

This Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) platform is aimed at enabling data center managers to make smarter decisions about efficiency, availability, and capacity.

Keeping Data Centers Up And Running

Emerson Network Power offers a list of "Best Practices to Avoid Data Center Failure by Human Error."

Alternative Energies Crucial During Intense Heat Waves

Only by investing in new energy projects while simultaneously reducing consumption can we avert the “economic, resource and ecological time bombs” just waiting to go off, says Tishman Technologies Executive Vice President Ronald Bowman.

BICSI Releases Design Standard For Data Centers

Written to complement existing standards, BICSI 002 includes requirements, recommendations, and additional information—such as site selection, layout, thermal systems, and security—that should be considered when planning and building a data center.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Data Center Air Flow

To improve cooling, data center managers can identify four critical temperatures. Here is a short, simple, yet definitive, method of quantifying the energy/air flow status of your data center. Improvement is possible without having to tear down and build new.

IT Up or Down These Days?

The slowing economy is having very little effect on demand for IT services, while driving improvements in energy efficiency and resource utilization, according to a recently released report.

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