Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. data centers articles below.
Mortenson survey finds 84% feel the need to consider renewable forms of energy.
Industry projects significant increases in density, cloud adoption and use of solar power.
Whether or not the organization is pursuing LEED certification, setting a clear path to sustainable goals is key.
Paramount to their operation is keeping tabs on power supply.
Bringing a new data center online in less than three months called for a coordinated, creative approach.
A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in 2014.
In cultivating a smart building with integrated systems, facility managers can “show, share, and strategize.”
National survey reveals average increase of 41%; quantifies average cost per minute at $7,900 for unplanned downtime.
These new programs have been introduced in order to meet increasing demand for independent performance verification for VFDs and datacom cooling products.
When planning for possible threats, don’t forget this aspect of your facility workings. From the October 2013 issue.
Expanding requirements for distribution systems can be met using molded case circuit breakers. From the July 2013 issue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Power Assure CTO lays out recommendations to maximize reliability and disaster avoidance in Software Defined Data Centers.
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.
From “chicken coops” to cathedrals, today’s data centers come in new shapes and sizes.
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.
An assessment of power, cooling, physical infrastructure, and operational efficiencies of data centers provides information managers can act upon.
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.
Broad minded and methodical, this IT professional brings a fresh approach to facilities.
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.
Businesses operating data centers will need to go beyond traditional practices in order to build economically sound facilities.
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.
This new unit provides conditioned, continuous backup power to facility managers' mission critical applications.
Power, HVAC, and access control are vital to a data center, and the fm has responsibility for all of these areas.
This cooling product for data centers is designed to provide cooling in the most efficient manner for existing conditions.
This Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) platform is aimed at enabling data center managers to make smarter decisions about efficiency, availability, and capacity.
Emerson Network Power offers a list of "Best Practices to Avoid Data Center Failure by Human Error."
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.
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.
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.
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.