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Ebay's Utah data center offers a glimpse into the future

Design breaks with convention on nearly every front...eBay says its newest data center in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a great deal for the company financially speaking (although it will not disclose actual build costs), and because it offers a glimpse into the future of designing, building and operating data centers. Contrary to convention, it does not rely on the electrical grid for power or mechanical chillers for cooling. There is no raised floor and there aren’t any uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems or generators. It is powered

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Colocation Providers, Customers Trade Tips on Energy Savings

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Customers of colocation facilities don’t always see eye to eye with the companies whose infrastructure and energy they depend on, but at times, their interests do align.  At the 2013 Data Center Efficiency Summit on Tuesday, representatives of both groups shared ideas about how they could improve energy efficiency and rely more on renewable power. Nicole Peill-Moelter, director of environmental sustainability at Akamai, called on colocation providers to share data on power usage with customers. “Right now we’re blind...

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Top 7 Reasons Data Centers Don’t Raise Their Thermostats

Raising the thermostat is the single most simple energy saving move a data center can make, so why is it that they are so hesitant to do so? Generally speaking, raising the temperature setting 1.8°F (1°C) will save two to four percent on the overall energy use of a data center. What a great ROI for a simple flick of a switch!

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Software-defined networking explained (in plain English)

A data center might look like a room full of black boxes, but it’s obviously a busy place. Every second, millions of packets come in from around the world, get moved through switches, and then sent back out at just about the speed of light. So it’s no wonder software-defined networking — an emerging networking architecture that speeds up switches, makes management easier, and gives IT managers more control over the network...

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Elliptical Mobile Solutions Introduces R.A.S.E.R. Agility in Row Cooling

CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Elliptical Mobile Solutions (EMS) today announced it is introducing a dynamic new Micro-Modular Data Center product line that offers the agility to adapt to ever-changing density requirements in any data center environment both indoors and outdoors. The R.A.S.E.R. Agility in Row Cooling solution offers flexible densities - from 2.5KW to 80KW per cabinet - with little to no additional engineering or building modifications. Operators can add additional cabinets with scalable densities within the same row without having to worry about how higher density cabinets will impact the rest of the data center.

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