New French Energy Legislation – It’s Big For Business

The French have been the first to introduce new laws requiring firms to disclose what considerations they’ve made to environmental, social and governance issues during their decision-making processes. They want companies to take responsibility for their carbon output and actively look for ways to reduce it, and invest in low-carbon and renewable energy. Investors are…

Data center trends in 2016

5 Trends Shaping the Future of Data Center in 2016

It could be argued that 2016 will be one of the most challenging years for data centers. The exponential growth in computing power will require data centers to restructure how they store, manage, and process data while businesses will request prompt response to ever-changing requirements. Data center facilities must step out of their comfort zones…

Internet of Things and Data Centers

5 Considerations in Enterprise Data Center Operations

Retail colocation data centers, with mission critical facility operations being their core business, commonly have very mature operations frameworks.  Methods of Procedure (MOPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and so on are mature and jealously governed. A typical enterprise data center, often does not have a mature operations framework.  Certifiable frameworks give way to tribal…

Data Center colocation

5 Crucial Factors to Consider When Choosing a Data Center Colocation Provider

The growing demands on any company’s IT infrastructure, as well as the operating costs, makes it difficult for in-house data centers to keep pace. Including colocation into your IT strategy eliminates the high costs of building and maintaining your own data center. However, you need to choose your data center colocation provider carefully, as services…

Energy Efficient Data Centers

The Next Challenge for Data Centers: Reaching Energy Efficiency Nirvana

More than 70 years ago, computers were powered by delicate tubes. If you had tried to set up a Google data center back then, it would have consumed as much energy as all of the Manhattan. Nowadays, cutting-edge cooling technologies and advanced data management strategies helped reduce energy consumption and cut down energy costs. Companies…

Wind Turbine Sag

Part-7: Power Supply Ride-Through Time and Energy Efficiency

It could be argued that power supply ride-through time has been reduced in the interest of energy efficiency. However, if we increase ride-through time even beyond what the ITIC/CBEMA curves suggest, we create opportunities for energy efficiency more broadly in the data center infrastructure. For example, increased ride-through time could allow for the removal of…