Data Center Lifecycle Management

  • The Future of Design and Collaboration

    The Future of Design and Collaboration

    Airline travel took 68 years to reach 50 million users where the Internet achieved that in just seven. In the same way, we have seen the speed of technology adoption accelerate across multiple...

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  • How digitization is bringing critical power distribution out of the dark

    How digitization is bringing critical power distribution out of the dark

    In the face of rising competition and mandates to improve operational efficiency, large and critical power facilities need to keep power distribution systems running safety, reliably, efficiently,...

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  • How to Measure Power and Energy and the Critical Benefits it Provides for Your Facility

    How to Measure Power and Energy and the Critical Benefits it Provides for Your Facility

    You can’t manage what you can’t measure. You can’t measure what you can’t see. “No longer do rule-of-thumb estimates suffice — because they can turn out to be just plain... Read more » The post...

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  • A Faster, Cost Effective Way to Deploy Pods of IT Racks in Data Centers

    A Faster, Cost Effective Way to Deploy Pods of IT Racks in Data Centers

    As a Senior Research Analyst for Schneider Electric’s Science Center, I have the privilege to observe and work with our system design and application engineers daily. I am always inspired... Read...

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  • Alabama Colocation Provider Finds a Better Approach to Data Center Management

    Alabama Colocation Provider Finds a Better Approach to Data Center Management

    Despite being responsible for a colocation data center with some 300 racks and demanding customers, Jeff Gardner is sleeping better these days and never gets taken away from an important... Read...

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  • How Smart UPS amplifies the system of power distribution

    How Smart UPS amplifies the system of power distribution

    As technology becomes more and more prominent in our lives, the need for power sources that don’t falter becomes the need of the hour. After all, our dependence on certain... Read more » The post...

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  • DCD Cloud Colo - Dallas, Texas - October 30, 2018

    DCD Cloud Colo - Dallas, Texas - October 30, 2018

    Join us in Dallas for DCD 2018.

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  • DCD Cloud Colo Focus Day - Dallas, Texas - October 29, 2018

    DCD Cloud Colo Focus Day - Dallas, Texas - October 29, 2018

    This focus day has been designed to help IT professionals build their own “Edge” road maps with a highly interactive new conferencing format.

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  • AI and Machine Learning: Key Challenges in Colocation Data Centers

    AI and Machine Learning: Key Challenges in Colocation Data Centers

    In my last blog, I talked about some of the hype going on in the industry over artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The blog gets into what the... Read more » The post AI and...

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  • China Unicom’s Growth Strategy Relies on Schneider Electric for Data Center Operations

    China Unicom’s Growth Strategy Relies on Schneider Electric for Data Center Operations

    Colocation providers and cloud service providers are both experiencing rapid market growth and are exploring all options to keep up with demand. Critical facility operation services are integral...

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  • 3 Influencers to the Revolutionary Growth in Demand for Colocation Data Centers

    3 Influencers to the Revolutionary Growth in Demand for Colocation Data Centers

    If we look at colocation data center growth throughout the world, Asia is unequivocally leading in demand and speed to market. I recall a presentation at last year’s International Colocation... ...

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  • What Cloud and Colocation Providers Say is Impacting Their Businesses the Most

    What Cloud and Colocation Providers Say is Impacting Their Businesses the Most

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing are the most anticipated potential disruptors to the data center business over the next 3-5 years. The majority of colocation providers are seeking...

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  • Artificial Intelligence: A Definition for Colocation Providers

    Artificial Intelligence: A Definition for Colocation Providers

    If you keep track of industry trends at all, then I bet your newsfeed has been filled with exciting stories and bold predictions about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML),... Read...

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  • Sustainability and Power Stability Determine the Ultimate Success of the World’s Biggest Football Tournament

    Sustainability and Power Stability Determine the Ultimate Success of the World’s Biggest Football Tournament

    Mega sporting events, such as the world’s biggest football tournament, also known as “soccer” in the United States, capture the attention of the entire globe. In fact, over 3 million... Read more...

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  • Power Distribution System Characteristics: Up to 3200A

    Power Distribution System Characteristics: Up to 3200A

    For panel builders, getting the right electrical power distribution solution is critical. Following IEC 61439 and manufacturer specific instructions about assembly and derating is essential in...

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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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  • Power Distribution System Characteristics: Up to 630A

    Power Distribution System Characteristics: Up to 630A

    For panel builders, understanding how to build an electrical power distribution system is important. As noted in the introductory article, this can be done by following IEC 61439 or an... Read...

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  • 7 Questions to Ask Before You Sign with Colocation Provider

    7 Questions to Ask Before You Sign with Colocation Provider

    Without data centers, there’s no digital. Without digital, there’s no achieving business and operational goals. Given the potential impact on your organization, you must look beyond the basic...

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  • Innovative Power Solutions for Semiconductor Fabrication Efficiency

    Innovative Power Solutions for Semiconductor Fabrication Efficiency

    The semiconductor industry is a lynchpin that fuels our information-driven economy. By producing millions of high quality microchips every year, near instantaneous information processing,...

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  • Why Water Use is a Key Consideration When Cooling Your Data Center

    Why Water Use is a Key Consideration When Cooling Your Data Center

    For years in data center circles we’ve been talking about Power Usage Effectiveness, or PUE. Largely lost in the discussion, however, is another factor that has taken on increased importance... ...

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