Wendy Torell

  • Air Economizers – Which Architecture is Best: Direct or Indirect?

    Besides your data center’s IT equipment, the cooling system is the biggest energy consumer in the data center. Cooling systems that operate primarily in economizer mode (aka free cooling mode),......

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  • 12V vs. 48V: The Rack Power Architecture Efficiency Calculator Illustrates Energy Savings of OCP-style PSUs

    12V vs. 48V: The Rack Power Architecture Efficiency Calculator Illustrates Energy Savings of OCP-style PSUs

    Organizations like Open Compute Project (OCP) and Open19 have created open standards for alternatives to conventional server designs. These architectures redefine how power is converted and...

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  • How the Digital Economy is Shifting the Workforce Playing Field for Women

    How the Digital Economy is Shifting the Workforce Playing Field for Women

    I’m used to being out-numbered.  I grew up in a household with 3 brothers… I attended engineering classes in college with less than a handful of women… I have participated... Read more » The post...

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  • How much power? What density? The IT Pod Sizing Calculator can help answer these data center questions.

    How much power? What density? The IT Pod Sizing Calculator can help answer these data center questions.

    Let’s start with the first question… how much power can my IT space support? Often times, the available power feeds (the input voltage and breaker size) are constraints within the... Read more...

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  • How data center pod frames can reduce IT room costs by 15%

    How data center pod frames can reduce IT room costs by 15%

    If you recall from my prior blog, a ‘free standing pod frame’ allows you to install containment as well as the power, cooling, and networking to the pod, independent of... Read more » The post...

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  • How data center pod frames can shorten IT room deployment time by over 20%

    How data center pod frames can shorten IT room deployment time by over 20%

    Every day your data center isn’t operational is another day you’re not generating revenue or getting that critical business application online. If you’re a colocation data center, not having...

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