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Siemon lanza una soluci贸n avanzada de data center

Siemon ha lanzado WheelHouse, una gama completa de soluciones avanzadas para centros de datos. Agrupando los sistemas de cableado y conectividad, armarios, gestión de cableado y distribución eléctrica de la compañía y nuevas innovaciones de producto, WheelHouse ofr...

DCD Converged Colombia

La ciberseguridad en el palco central del DCD Converged Colombia

Los líderes de TI colombianos se reúnen el día 2 de Junio en el Centro de Convenciones de Bogotá para llevar la ciberseguridad al corazón del data center.       América Latina es una de las regiones del mundo con mayor índice de c...

Oferta Laboral: T脡CNICO DE AIRES ACONDICIONADOS CONFORT Y PRECISI脫N

  TÉCNICO DE AIRES ACONDICIONADOS CONFORT Y PRECISIÓN Buscamos Técnicos ó Tecnólogos en Electromecánica con experiencia mínima de (2) años en reparación y mantenimiento de equipos de aire acondicionado. Atención al Det...

Indra lleva a Colombia su tercer centro de operaciones de ciberseguridad

Indra ha puesto en servicio un nuevo Centro de Operaciones de Ciberseguridad (i-CSOC o Indra CyberSecurity Operations Center) ubicado en Bogotá (Colombia), que se suma a los que ya tiene en operación en Madrid y México DF. De este modo, la multinacional pone en servicio una red ...

Data Center Design Best Practices: Efficiencies Beyond Power and Cooling

Cindy Montstream is the Director of Standards for Legrand North America. A good power and cooling strategy is no longer enough to maximize efficiency in today’s modern data center. Indeed, a future in which all devices and networks are connected requires data center design elements that can e...

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Containers rock the enterprise: 81% look to increase use of data center's hottest tech

A recent survey conducted by Robin Systems showed that a majority of companies are planning on investing more in container technology. Here are the details. Image: iStockphoto/Wavebreakmedia   According to a recent survey, 81% of organizations are planning on increasing their investment in...

INGEAL miembro del USGBC (Consejo de la Construcci贸n Ecol贸gica de Estados Unidos)

INGEAL S.A. nuevo miembro de la USGBC   El Consejo de la Construcción Ecológica de Estados Unidos (U.S. Green Building Council - USGBC) es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que promueve la sostenibilidad en el diseño, construcci&oa...

El data center Triara de Claro recibe la certificaci贸n CEEDA

El data center Triara de Claro, ubicado a las afueras de Bogotá y en operación desde hace 5 años, ha recibido la certificación CEEDA (Certified Energy Efficiency in Data Centres Award) que corrobora su compromiso con la eficiencia energética. CEEDA es un programa ...

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El Nino weather 'could be as bad as 1998', says Nasa

Image copyrightAFP How the El Nino weather system has contributed to flooding in the US, Latin America and Arctic The US space agency Nasa has warned that the effects of the current El Nino weather phenomenon could be as bad as those of 1998, the strongest on record. That El Nino played havoc wit...

Getting to the True Data Center Cost

Will it be cheaper to run a particular application in the cloud than keeping it in the corporate data center? Would a colo be cheaper? Which servers in the data center are running at low utilization? Are there servers that have been forgotten about by the data center manager? Does it make sense to r...

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COP21: What does the Paris climate agreement mean for me?

As the euphoria of delegates at the UN climate talks in Paris fades, it is time to get down to the business of saving the planet and ask what does it mean for me? Image copyrightReutersImage captionUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and French President Hollande join in the celebrations What did I m...

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Los problemas de energ铆a son la mayor causa de los cortes de TI

Según un estudio, uno de cada cuatro cortes están producidos por caídas de energía     Más de un cuarto de los cortes de las empresas de TI en Reino Unido surgen de fuentes de alimentación poco fiables, de acuerdo con un estudio sobre la histo...

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Microsoft ofrece Azure desde el fondo marino

El Proyecto Natick pone los servidores en un rack dentro de una "lata" en el fondo del mar       Microsoft Research ha desplegado un data center en un contenedor a prueba de agua en el fondo del océano, e incluso proporcionó su cloud Azure desde el fondo del mar. ...

Los Data Centers Empresariales devoran energ铆a

Los Data Centers empresariales, propiedad de grandes negocios, están tirando el dinero debido a unos costes incontrolados de power y cooling, según un estudio de IDC. En dos tercios de los Data Centers empresariales de Estados Unidos, menos de la mitad de la energía eléc...

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Conferencia: Micro Data Center, todo en un solo Rack. (03 de Marzo 2016)

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UPTIME DETIENE LOS ABUSOS EN CERTIFICACIONES TIER

El sitio web de la institución no volverá a listar proveedores de servicio por sus especificaciones en papel Según la agencia de investigación Markets and Markets, se espera que Norteamérica siga siendo el mercado de data center más grande en término...

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Paris climate deal could 'displace millions of forest dwellers'

Protecting forests is a major goal of the Paris climate agreement, but it may have a big impact on forest dwellers   The Paris climate agreement could make millions of forest dwellers homeless, according to a new analysis. Many developing countries will try to curb carbon emissio...

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Three Pillars of Modern Data Center Operations

Modern enterprise data centers are some of the most technically sophisticated business activities on earth. Ironically enough, they are also often bastions of inefficiency, with equipment utilization much below ten percent and 30 percent of the servers in those facilities being comatose(using e...

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COP21: las 5 maneras en que el acuerdo de Par铆s afecta a Am茅rica Latina

Image copyrightEPAImage captionActivistas ambientales y organizaciones sindicales y rurales de América Latina se oponen a las políticas extractivas impulsadas desde los gobiernos de esa región. París puede parecer un destino lejano para América Latina, el acuerdo ...

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Operator first 鈥 the human factor remains central to the success of an HMI

In a human-machine interface (HMI), it’s about human and machine working collaboratively to maximize efficiency without compromising on basics like safety   What defines a world-class HMI? Is it the ability to open unlimited windows on your screen? Is it the ability to plot thousands ...

DCIM para la administraci贸n de su Data Center

Bogotá D.C. 17 de Mayo 2016. Cuando hablamos de gestión de la infraestructura física del Data Center de manera obligada llegamos al término DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management). Aún no hay un artículo que involucre todos los elementos que deber&iacu...

Hawaii Governor David Ige signs legislation enacting the state麓s 100% renewable energy target.

It's 2045 and Hawaii is running on 100% renewable power

Greetings from sunny Honolulu. My wife and I are here celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary, though since we were married in 2003 it’s really our 42nd.   Hawaii Governor David Ige signs legislation enacting the state麓s 100% renewable energy target.   It certainly doesn...

The future looks bright for renewables in the United States

The future looks bright for renewables in the United States

A five year tax credit extension for new renewable construction was granted as part of a bipartisan spending bill signed late in December of 2015.   The following is a commentary from Alex Levran and Dennis McKinley, Business Development Managers for Solar and Wind, respectively, at ABB in ...

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Schneider Electric suma sus transformadores al reglamento de Ecodise帽o Europeo

Con esta normativa, la Unión Europea pretende reducir los niveles de pérdidas en transformadores de media tensión con un ahorro de 16 teravatios/hora al año en 2020. Schneider Electric ha adaptado la fabricación de sus transformadores a la nueva reglamentaci&oacut...

Modularity and Data Centers: 6 Requirements You Shouldn鈥檛 Forget

  Pre-fabricated components make up today’s modular data centers. Not only is the equipment pre-installed and wired, but cabinets also can be pre-installed with or without IT equipment. The only things required at the project site are utilities connections and module cross-connection wir...

Perdida de Energía

Cuatro rayos borran datos de usuarios de Google en B茅lgica

La pérdida de energía en el data center provocó el daño en algunos viejos discos del data center de Google en Bélgica Cuatro rayos sucesivos en el data center de Google en Bélgica han causado daños en parte del almacenamiento en disco de los usuarios...

The Density Debate: Is Cooling Door Adoption a Sign of Coming Shift?

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Density is coming to the data center. But thus far, it’s been taking its time. Over the past decade, there have been numerous predictions of the imminent arrival of higher rack power densities. Yet extreme densities remain limited, primarily seen in high performanc...

Hiperconvergiendo los data centers colombianos

El DCD Converged Colombia toma el pulso a la transformación digital que opera en los data centers colombianos el próximo día 2 de junio.   El tsunami de datos previsto ya ha llegado. Para hacer frente al desafío, se están desarrollando nuevos modelos en lo...

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Guidance On Low GWP Refrigerants Presented At ASHRAE Winter Conference

ATLANTA –As climate change talks in Paris conclude with signing of a historic agreement, countries with high ambient temperature characteristics are looking ahead to next-generation low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, which take into account environmental impact, performance,...

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Hospital cooling system back online after electronic record blackout

  tbnewswatch.com file photograph   The data centre at the regional hospital came back online Saturday afternoon after a major cooling system failure. The failure occurred early Friday morning when a malfunction sent temperatures rising uncontrollably inside the data centre at the Th...

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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 ...

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Power plants paid to stay idle, MPs say

A government scheme to keep Britain麓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...

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...

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...

FACEBOOK COMPARTE DETALLES DE SU ALMACENAMIENTO FR脥O

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&...

André Borschberg (l) and Bertrand Piccard present villagers from Tada Oo township with solar battery recharging units

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...

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Underwater Data Center - Gimmick or Goodness?

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

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 ...

El mercado de Data Center modular triplicar谩 su tama帽o 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...

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...

Claro Lanza un Cable Submarino Para Aumentar 50 Veces la Conexi贸n 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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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 ...

Schneider: 鈥淓l Data Center Avanza Hacia un Modelo de Utility鈥

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...

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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...

Alejandro Anderlic, director de Legales y Asuntos Corporativos para Argentina y Uruguay

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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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...

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...

The Stampede supercomputer is one of the systems at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin.

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...

Un Ataque Aprovecha El Consumo De Energ铆a 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...

Fujitsu Data Center

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...

Google begins constructions 150m Data Centre

Google begins construction of 鈧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...

Oferta Laboral: T茅cnico 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...

La Seguridad en Data Center Crecer谩 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...

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...

Ten data center trends driving change in 2015

There麓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...

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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,...

6ª edición del DCD Converged Colombia

DatacenterDynamics: 6陋 edici贸n 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...

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...

Schneider ampl铆a 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&...

ABB Solar Impulse

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麓s the nerve-center of one of the most innovative flights in history. The Solar Impulse Mission Control Center in Monaco ...

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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...

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

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

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Modular Data Center Deployed at Sagrada Fam铆lia

Modular Data Centers, Schneider Electric A couple take pictures of their daughter at the roof of the building 麓La Pedrera麓 or 麓Casa Mila麓 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...

Schneider Electric Annouces 鈥淕o Green in the City鈥 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...

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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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Who doesn鈥檛 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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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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Schneider Electric participates in Microsoft鈥檚 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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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...

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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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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...

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...

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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...

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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 ...

4 tips para ahorrar energ铆a 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...

Privacy and the public cloud

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...

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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...

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...

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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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 ...

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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...

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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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...

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....

Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency?

Who鈥檚 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 ...

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...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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An谩lisis de riesgos y selecci贸n 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麓s tier-rating certification for data centers is near universal. CenturyLink feels Uptime麓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...

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...

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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...

The Triggers Driving Today鈥檚 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...

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...

Reflections on the leading data center trends of 2014

You don麓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麓t always on the money. We looked back at 2014麓s data center trends and forecast...