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Data Centers: Making Them More Power Efficient

By Dick Weisinger

Data centers are notorious users of energy. US data centers use about 90 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, the equivalent of 34 coal-powered generators. The amount of energy consumed by data centers is expected to grow dramatically over the

Data Centers: Optimizing and Load Balancing Network Workflows

By Dick Weisinger

“In the near future, the number of data centers are expected to grow significantly in size and with size comes load balancing challenges,” said Ashish Modi, President of Honeywell Building Technologies Asia. As the popularity of a web site increases,

Data Centers: Real-Time Incident Reporting — No Longer Just for Web Site Outages

By Dick Weisinger

Today’s businesses require constant availability and on-line uptime to run smoothly. An ‘incident’ is an unplanned IT service interruption. Incidents/Outages can lead to lost businesses and potentially long-term loss of customers. When a Fortune 500 company’s on-line business goes down,

Data Centers: Steady Growth of Hyperscale Data Centers

By Dick Weisinger

The scale up to massive data centers is a trend being called Hyperscale Data Centers. By the end of second quarter 2020 there were 541 hyperscale data centers. The definition of hyperscale is that there are more than 5000 servers

Infrastructure: Advantages of Submerged Offshore Data Centers

By Dick Weisinger

Microsoft recently ended a two year experiment called ‘Project Natick‘ that dropped a shipping container loaded up as a mini-data center with 900 servers installed on 12 racks. The container was connected to a fiber-optic cable and powered by renewable