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First Buildig with BEQ label in Colombia

The General Direction of Bancolombia s the first building in Colombia that certifies their energy consumption practices through the new program for energy labeling of buildings, BEQ, from ASHRAE. Fuel consumption per kilometer helps us decide which car to buy, the nutrition labels on foods help us ...

La Hiperconvergencia y la Infraestructura de su Data Center

En las últimas semanas he estado recibiendo muchas invitaciones a conferencias sobre tecnologías digitales, mercadeo digital, transformación digital y en fin gran cantidad de temas; todos digitales. Uno de mis clientes me consulta sobre este auge digital en el mercado y có...

UPDATE: Explosion in Downtown Los Angeles Disrupts Data Center Operations

Updated with information about Level 3 service disruption to data center customers, including Internap and Equinix (within the same building), and with a statement from CoreSite.   Call this August the month of explosion-related data center outages. At least one data center has experienced d...

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Power plants paid to stay idle, MPs say

A government scheme to keep Britain´s lights on favours fossil fuels over "promising" clean technology, MPs say.   The Energy and Climate Change Committee said the "capacity market" could also lead to higher energy costs and raise carbon emissions. It said few of the subsidies were gi...

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Mingalaba, Mandalay! Solar Impulse in Myanmar

Solar Impulse and ABB land in Myamnar and celebrate a sustainable future. Arrival in Myanmar On 19 March, Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard successfully touched down in Mandalay, Myanmar, completing the 1,408-kilometer journey from Varanasi, India in 13 hours and 29 minutes. Piccard and th...

FACEBOOK COMPARTE DETALLES DE SU ALMACENAMIENTO FRÍO

Facebook se ha convertido en un enorme repositorio de fotografías, que además se utiliza muy intensamente, puesto que las imágenes se descargan, se comparten y se vuelven a compartir. Con 2.000 millones de fotos compartidas cada día en los servicios de Facebook, la compa&...

Forecasting renewables: an evolving science

Renewable energy forecasting keeps up with advances in climate science and technology.   Weather-based business forecasting has become a serious business. IBM recently partnered with The Weather Company to crunch 2.2 billion unique forecast worldwide and generate more than 10 million daily ...

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Underwater Data Center - Gimmick or Goodness?

This week´s green data center hype moment is brought to you by Microsoft, bringing us underwater data centers. I know I´m being harsh, because I think the idea has flaws, but I´m willing to also give Microsoft props for out-of-the-box thinking and execution.   Image: Microsoft   P...

The Accelerating Evolution Of Data Center Technology

Data centers have never been more important to the private and public sectors as they are today, with organizations demanding highly efficient, cost-effective, low-latency and scalable solutions for their storage and access needs. In virtually any major technology trend that gains this type of tract...

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Concerns About Data Center Energy Consumption

Energy consumption is perhaps the chief concern for data center operators, both in terms of cost and public image. A sensational headline at DatacenterDynamics highlights one perspective: “The truth is: data center power is out of control.” In the article, Peter ...

El mercado de Data Center modular triplicará su tamaño en 2020

Según la agencia de investigación Markets and Markets, se espera que Norteamérica siga siendo el mercado de data center más grande en términos de tamaño, mientras que Asia-Pacífico emergerá como un mercado de gran crecimiento. Los data centers...

Claro Lanza un Cable Submarino Para Aumentar 50 Veces la Conexión Digital en Colombia

El cable que dará servicio a 30 millones de clientes colombianos puede soportar 846 millones de llamadas simultáneas.     Claro Colombia ha puesto en marcha el cable submarino AMX-1 de fibra óptica con el que pretende aumentar hasta 50 veces la capacidad de conexi...

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Solar Power, High-Voltage DC to Power Texas Supercomputer

The Stampede supercomputer is one of the systems at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin. (Photo: TACC)   Supercomputers are extremely cool and help us tackle some of humanity’s biggest hopes and dreams, from mapping the human genome to finding the Higgs boson, the “God...

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MOBYL mete un Data Center extremo en una maleta

Arnouse Digital Devices Corp (ADDC) está ofreciendo un data center extremo en un contenedor resistente con forma de maleta, que fue diseñado originalmente para su uso en zonas de guerra o crisis por los militares de Estados Unidos. El data center de Mobyl, diseñado en respuesta...

Schneider: “El Data Center Avanza Hacia un Modelo de Utility”

Para la compañía, el software se ha convertido en una pieza clave para dotar al data center de soluciones más eficientes     Cada día aumenta más la cifra de dispositivos conectados a Internet que predicen los gigantes tecnológicos para los pr...

Un Ataque Aprovecha El Consumo De Energía De Los Data Centers

Un grupo de investigadores estadounidenses ha descrito un nuevo tipo de ciberataque que puede derribar la infraestructura física sin el conocimiento de vulnerabilidades o la necesidad de sofisticadas herramientas de software.   Un equipo de la Universidad de William and Mary en Virgini...

ICC, ASHRAE Outline Roles To Consolidate IgCC And 189.1 In Response To Call From Industry

“IgCC Powered by 189.1” will provide the design and construction industry with the single, most-effective way to deliver sustainable, resilient, high-performance buildings ATLANTA - In a deal nearly two years in the making, the International Code Council (ICC) andASHRAE&n...

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Google begins construction of €150m data centre and brings 400 jobs with it

  Google has begun construction of a new data centre which will be located at Profile Park in West Dublin. Roughly 400 jobs will be created during the construction, which is expected to cost Google €150 million. The new two-storey centre will be built alongside its existing data centr...

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Microsoft, privacidad y seguridad en la Nube

Con la certificación de la norma ISO/IEC 27018, el primer estándar internacional que regula los servicios cloud, se convierte en uno de los primeros proveedores en adoptar este estándar. Alejandro Anderlic, director de Legales y Asuntos Corporativos para Argentina y Uruguay ...

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El mal tiempo tumba un Data Center de Fujitsu

La instalación sufrió dos fallos en cadena, que impactaron en los servicios de un banco australiano y del sistema de salud del oeste del país.     El tiempo severo en Australia durante la semana pasada causó la caída de un data center en Perth, lo qu...

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Why Data Centers Look the Way They Do

HERB ZIENLiquidCool Solutions Herb Zien is CEO of LiquidCool Solutions, a technology development firm with patents surrounding cooling electronics by total immersion in a dielectric fluid. Predicting future data center space, power and cooling requirements has always been a challenge, recently com...

Ten data center trends driving change in 2015

There´s technology hype and then there are true trends that affect data centers long-term. These 10 trends are sure to have an impact beyond 2015.   Data center technologies are emerging and evolving at an astounding pace. Just consider how a fledgling idea like virtualization became an infr...

Oferta Laboral: Técnico de soporte

Técnico de Soporte Buscamos personal con conocimientos en electrónica, telecomunicaciones, cableado estructurado, manejo de servidores, mantenimiento de redes de datos y mantenimiento de computadores. Experiencia mínima de (2) años, Alta capacidad de aprendizaje, di...

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Avaya, mayor presencia en Colombia

La videoconferencia está tomando mucha fuerza en el país debido a la predisposición que existe de proporcionar herramientas que permitan a los empleados, optimizar tiempo y recursos en sus labores Jairo Gómez, Gerente de Marketing para la región Andina, Caribe y...

Optimizing Operations and Maintenance with Predictive Analytics

Optimizing Operations and Maintenance with Predictive Analytics

The amount of data available today is providing utilities with the information needed to operate more efficiently, effectively and safely. Predictive analytics solutions transform raw data into actionable insights, allowing utilities to prioritize maintenance activities while reducing operational an...

La Seguridad en Data Center Crecerá un 11,4% Hasta 2020

El cloud computing, la virtualización y la preocupación por los negocios y datos personales están impulsando el crecimiento de la seguridad en el centro de datos     Uno de los mayores quebraderos de cabeza para los centros de datos sigue siendo la seguridad. El c...

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Data center black magic: Load balancing and its impact on your business

Business leaders shouldn´t be in the dark on important tech. Here´s a brief introduction to load balancing and how it affects their businesses.     Far too many business leaders´ understanding of technology in the workplace starts and ends with their personal devices. But, almost e...

6ª edición del DCD Converged Colombia

DatacenterDynamics: 6ª edición del DCD Converged Colombia

Con el lema ‘Hacia la transformación del Datacenter y Cloud’,DatacenterDynamics  vuelve un año después con una nueva propuesta para todos los profesionales de los centros de datos de Colombia. La 6ª edición del DCD Converged en el paí...

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Software that sees the forest and the trees

Seeing the big picture while keeping an eye on the detail means substation automation can really do its job     Utilities are focused on delivering their product, be it electricity, gas or something else, over a distribution network. Hidden from view is a second network that monitors,...

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Sustainable Benefits of Modular Data Centers

  DC infrastructure requirements keep changing and developing. Today’s state-of-the art facility could be obsolete in years. This can be the result of economic cycles, market developments, strategy or products portfolio choices as well as mergers and takeovers. It also means chang...

Tips to Maximize the Life Expectancy of Your UPS System

UPS batteries have a forecasted lifespan of 3 to 5 years under recommended conditions. But what are these recommended conditions, and just how much do they affect the lifespan of your UPS battery? Maybe even more importantly, how do you make sure the life of your UPS itself is maximized? Unit pla...

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First look at the Solar Impulse Mission Control Center in Monaco

The MCC will be the heart of the project to fly around the globe in a plane powered only by the sun – without using a drop of fuel.   Ver video en Youtube It´s the nerve-center of one of the most innovative flights in history. The Solar Impulse Mission Control Center in Monaco ...

Schneider amplía sus productos de Data Center Modular

Prosigue aumentando su cartera de soluciones y asimila la adquisición de AST Modular en 2014     No se puede cuestionar que el crecimiento de un data center tiene ciertas limitaciones. Hay muchas situaciones que un data center tradicional no puede solventar, y los negocios est&...

Schneider Electric Annouces “Go Green in the City” Semi-Finalists

Press Release:  Rueil-Malmaison, France - Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, unveiled this week the 100 teams that qualified for the semi-finals of Go Green in the City, the global student challenge focusing on innovative energy solutions for cities. As in previous...

Will 2015 be a breakthrough year for the Internet of Things?

Get ready: we’re about to see some big advances in what digitization delivers Digitization brings a lot. Data is growing exponentially. In fact, almost 90% of all the data in the world has been generated over the past two years alone. People and machines are gaining easier access to more inte...

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Who doesn’t want a better learning experience for their children? I know I do!

When I think about the educational experience my children are getting each day, I think about the things I can do to contribute. For instance, the lunch I packed for them—did I include fruit because it’s healthy and will give them energy? Did I remember to remind them (oh, what...

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Modular Data Center Deployed at Sagrada Família

Modular Data Centers, Schneider Electric A couple take pictures of their daughter at the roof of the building ´La Pedrera´ or ´Casa Mila´ of Antoni Gaudi with La Sagrada Familia on the background on July 24, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) While it is reasonable t...

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Overvoltage protection for LED lighting systems

For over 80 years, ABB has been building and offering surge protective devices for protection of electrical and electronic equipment. Today, ABB ?also offers full solutions for LED lighting systems. Surge protection for street lights   There are nearly 300 million streetlights in th...

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Analyzing Data To Create More Efficient Operations

Networking gear in Facebook data center in Sweden.   Data center managers, including operations teams, are just now starting seeing the potential of Software Defined Networking, or SDN. Through the convergence of applications and networking, new technology is enabling faster development of ...

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The Road from Energy Budget Accuracy to Expert Planning

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there.” This well-known maxim can be traced back to George Harrison’s classic “Any Road” or maybe even to Lewis Carroll much earlier. Whether by Cat or by Beatle, it’...

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Anatomy of a Data Centre - When Hotter is Greener

Analysis: How to build a modern data centre. Rackspace and Digital Realty keep it simple.   There are many ways one can think of a purpose built commercial data centre.If you are a cloud customer they are the physical buildings in which the data on which your business depends is securely lo...

4 tips para ahorrar energía en su Data Center

El incremento de la temperatura del planeta nos ha hecho conscientes de nuestra responsabilidad en desarrollar tecnologías que mitiguen el efecto invernadero creado por el uso de sustancias con alto potencial de calentamiento Global GWP.  Los efectos de nuestro comportamiento se hacen ev...

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Top Data Center Trends and Predictions to Watch for in 2016

What changes are in store for the cloud and data center industry in 2016? We set to find out by talking to industry experts Lars Strong, Bruce Taylor, Vince Renaud, and Ian Seaton, here’s what they had to say:                     &n...

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Schneider Electric participates in Microsoft’s CityNext initiative

Connecting government, business and citizens to shape the next generation of cities More than 50 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas and nearly 70 per cent of people will live in cities by 2050. This ongoing migration creates unprecedented opportunities but also intensif...

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Why Combined Heat and Power Makes Sense for Data Centers

  Data center operators are late adopters of combined heat and power, a technology that’s been around since the late 1800s and used extensively in hospitals, refineries, petrochemical and biotech facilities. But using such plants as the source of data center power can have substantial ...

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Report: Internet of Things to Spur Data Center Demand Explosion

  While the tiniest of devices come to mind when thinking about the Internet of Things, the fact that the already massive amount of tiny network-connected devices is growing relentlessly will have serious implications for huge buildings where servers those devices talk to live. Only about fo...

Commscope adquiere negocio de telecomunicaciones de TE Connectivity

La combinación de estos negocios optimiza el posicionamiento de CommScope como proveedor líder de infraestructuras para comunicaciones Commscope anuncia que ha aceptado adquirir el negocio de Telecom, Enterprise y Wireless de TE Connectivity, en una transacción aproxi...

Como optimizar el sistema de enfriamiento de un Data Center

  Gerardo Alfonso. ATD, DCDC, Consultor Senior en INGEAL S.A. Una de las llamadas más frecuentes que recibo de mis clientes es por problemas relacionados con el Aire Acondicionado. En la mayoría de las consultas ellos consideran que con el fin de mantener la temperatura ade...

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Transforming Your Data Center

Data center colocation is frequently among the top of the list of options for enterprises looking to address their capacity constraints. According to 451 Research.   (Photo: IO) In this week’s Voice of the Industry, David Mettler, IO’s Vice President of Sales and the...

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Is DCIM Ready for the Public Cloud?

I feel as though I’m a bit young to be saying “before the internet, we used to do things this way…”, but as one of my colleagues in Schneider Electric’s smart city business points out, there’s a post-millennial generation of young people who have pretty much been...

Why big data servers stay on-premises in data centers

  The world may be moving to the cloud, but the growth of compute- and I/O-intensive analytics has kept many new big data workloads on-premises, in corporate data centers, and not in the cloud. At least for now. Net-new workloads built around mobile devices, cloud services, social technolog...

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The Unexpected Result From Our Analysis of Battery Versus Flywheel UPS

The ongoing focus from the public sector and large organizations to improve their ”green” image and reduce their carbon footprint has triggered an ongoing debate about possible alternatives to lead-acid batteries. Flywheels in particular have been a part of that discussion, a...

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Maintenance Practices Enable Sustainability

People are thinking green. Companies that integrate sustainability into their products, services and operations are well-positioned to shine. No matter how sustainable a group of assets may have been in the original design and construction, they must be operated responsibly and maintained properly ...

Data center operations best practices checklist

These tips and advice from independent experts will guide you to better data center operations and the right management tools. Stability, agility and efficiency reign as the top data center IT infrastructure goals. Stable data center operations mean less time "putting out fires" and more time imple...

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AIM vs. DCIM: the right choice

  Manually managed infrastructure data typically has a 10 % error rate (Source: Watson & Fulton) and 20-40 % of ports in a network are forgotten over time (Source: Frost & Sullivan). Mapping and management takes up a great deal of staff time, introduces unnecessary cos...

Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency?

Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency?

  Greater energy efficiency is a laudable goal, but it is not and cannot be the chief goal of business. There’s always room for greater efficiency, but the costs of improvement area eventually become prohibitive. In light of increasingly frequent calls for regulation in this ...

Chapter Regional Conference 2015 announced

I want to announce that the 2015 CRC will be hosted by Goldcoast Aug. 6-8, 2015.  The CRC committee will be working on further details once the hotel is finalized....

Green IT: Who Is Ultimately Responsible Here?

Green IT: Who Is Ultimately Responsible Here?

Green IT: Who Is Ultimately Responsible Here? Say this about the data center industry and climate change: There is no shortage of headlines touting advanced facility and infrastructure designs aimed at producing cleaner data services. But are these developments representative of the industry as a ...

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Data Center World Spring: What You Missed

At its 35th-anniversary Data Center World Spring conference in Las Vegas this week, AFCOM, a data center industry professionals organization, changed its content mix in a preview of things to come to better reflect the changing industry landscape. AFCOM President Tom Roberts told us about ...

Customer Feedback on Our Data Center Reference Designs

Schneider Electric offers a fantastic project planning tool called Data Center Reference Designs. And just like our industry recognized white papers and TradeOff Tools, it’s totally free and easy to access.  Our entire design library can be viewed through our online selector located ...

ASHRAE Wiki terminology site

ASHRAE has launched a wiki with HVAC terminology defined for standards.  wiki.ashrae.org Welcome to ASHRAE terminology —a centralized resource for the building industry to reference terminology definitions. ASHRAE contains terminology related to buildings, with a particular focus on mec...

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The case for Intelligent Sensors and Better Algorithms

If sensors and the building management system are used and well-maintained, managers can save energy and improve building sustainability. Conversely, bad sensors can lead to severe deviations in building performance.   If sensors and the building management system are used and well-maint...

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Análisis de riesgos y selección de localidad: Dos pilares imprescindibles

La experiencia profesional ha demostrado que las etapas de análisis de riesgos y selección de localidades en la planificación estratégica de centros de datos con frecuencia son obviadas El análisis de los factores de riesgo que pueden atentar contra la seguridad d...

ASHRAE proposes expansion of climate zones for Energy Standars

ATLANTA – New proposed climate data could make the ASHRAE/IES energy standard more applicable for global use. Addendum w is one of 10 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013,Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, open for public...

The causes of unplanned data center outages.  Image: Emerson Network Power (provided by Emerson, Uptime Institute, and Jason Weckworth)

Reduce data center incidents by getting Uptime Institute's M&O Stamp of Approval

Uptime Institute´s tier-rating certification for data centers is near universal. CenturyLink feels Uptime´s Management & Operations Stamp of Approval is as important if not more so. The causes of unplanned data center outages.  Image: Emerson Network Power (provided by Emerson, Uptime...

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How Cloud Has Changed the Data Center Architect

  Cloud computing has fundamentally changed the way we deploy applications, control users, and deliver resources; and our ability to interconnect data centers today has allowed organizations of all sizes to be more agile and cost-effective. As this cloud evolution continues , it’s crit...

Navigating Data Center Site Selection and Design

Each data center’s design - and the decision of where to locate it - will differ according to the needs of its end user. The popular image of a data center is often as exotic as it is misleading. Granted, some really are as portrayed in the movies: high-tech bunkers hewn out of remote mountai...

The Triggers Driving Today’s Data Center Transformations

Anyone involved with managing, building and designing data centers is always looking for ways to be more efficient while still maintaining maximum availability. Incremental improvements in areas like uptime and energy cost reduction are not only desirable, they are expected. But given the massive a...

Reflections on the leading data center trends of 2014

You don´t have to be a psychic to forecast the year ahead in data center technologies. See how 2014 panned out for data center pros. IT experts predicted what 2014 would bring to the data center, but they weren´t always on the money. We looked back at 2014´s data center trends and forecast...

Free Cooling for Data Center

©2014 This excerpt taken from the article of the same name which appeared in ASHRAE Journal, vol. 56, no. 10, October 2014. By Mukesh K. Khattar, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE About the AuthorMukesh K. Khattar, Ph.D, is energy director at Oracle in Redwood Shores, Calif. He is a past member of ASHRA...