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Facility Design: Feature

Datacenters Seek Geographical Advantage

Datacenters Seek Geographical Advantage

August 12, 2013 | Tiffany Trader

As datacenter operation and maintenance costs continue to rise, large-scale operations are looking to geographical cures: sites that offer low cost green energy, cold temperatures and a "business-friendly" tax structure. Remote locations do not make sense for all businesses, however. Read more...

Facility Design: News in Brief

Prefab Datacenter Employs Battery-Backed Servers

Prefab Datacenter Employs Battery-Backed Servers

August 20, 2013 | Green Computing Report Staff

Yahoo Japan, a joint venture between Yahoo and SoftBank, has installed 200 PRIMERGY RX200 S7 servers with on-board batteries as part of a prefab datacenter approach. Read more...

Bloom Energy Launches Fuel Cell Leasing Program

Bloom Energy Launches Fuel Cell Leasing Program

August 15, 2013 | Tom Ayres

Bloom Energy announced a new leasing program in conjunction with Bank of America Merrill Lynch that aims to make fuel cells more accessible. Read more...

No Federal Datacenter Left Behind

No Federal Datacenter Left Behind

August 9, 2013 | Tom Ayres

With less than two years left to hit 2015 targets and limited funding for the effort, federal datacenter managers are looking to alternative financing solutions, like Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs).Read more...

Facility Design: Off the Wire

Schneider Electric Works With Intel for First Integrated Software DCIM and Server Access Solution

August 20, 2013

Today Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, announced the first data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software solution that provides server access without the need for additional hardware. This new product module for StruxureWare Data Center Operation is the result of leveraging IntelVirtual Gateway technology to provide full server lifecycle access and power cycling for remote management.Read more...

Verne Global Honored With Two Stevie Awards in 2013 International Business Awards

August 20, 2013

Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of energy efficient data center campuses, has been recognized with Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards in the Communications Team of the Year and Website categories, respectively, for the 10th Annual International Business Awards. The two awards highlight Verne Global's achievements in effectively communicating a new data center concept to key media and analysts and for its online content marketing platform, Green Data Center News.Read more...

Geist Offers Cooling Solution for Network Rooms and Datacenter Closets

August 14, 2013

The self-contained RAC10 system installs within standard ceiling tile structures or walls and is designed to remove heat generated by critical IT equipment housed in confined spaces. Sensors monitor the room temperature and automatically control the speed of RAC10 fan units as the temperature fluctuates.Read more...

No Limits Software Adds Modbus Support to Version 2.5 of Their RaMP DCIM Solution

August 14, 2013

No Limits Software announces support for the Modbus TCP protocol has been added to version 2.5 of their RaMP DCIM solution, which also includes a new visual workflow, new executive summaries at the location and logical group levels, the ability to do “what if” scenarios while reserving space for equipment, advanced search actions to allow users to perform actions on multiple assets at one time, support for IP cameras, enhanced support for Linux/Unix auto-discovery, and performance enhancements to make the discovery process even faster.Read more...

Geist Develops Unique Solution to Target Network Switch Cooling

August 13, 2013

Leading data center infrastructure provider Geist develops an innovative network switch cooling solution. The SwitchAir product line reduces heat by directing cool airflow to critical network switches within the rack.Read more...

Arrow Expands US Portfolio of Emerson Network Power Products

August 13, 2013

Arrow Electronics announced an agreement to distribute Emerson Network Power's Liebert infrastructure support products, adding to its existing Emerson Network Power offering in the United States. Read more...


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