Data centers are evolving from small IT-load servers for businesses to large hyperscale facilities for cloud-based technology and colocation services. The data center evolution requires ever higher capacities of electrical power, and it’s becoming progressively more problematic for distribution-network operators…

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There was a time when the enterprise was on its own if it wanted to build infrastructure for disaster recovery (DR). When it came to housing critical data and applications, the local data center was the only viable option. But…

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The previous article in this series described the means of egress system as “providing a protected path of travel from any occupied point within the building, typically through a series of egress components, then out to a public right-of-way.” As…

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The dependence on quality, reliable data is now more business critical than ever. Businesses rely on data centers for 24/7 connectivity; to uphold federal codes and regulations; and to ensure resiliency, performance and more—all so they can stick to meeting…

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Cooling has become a hot topic for data centers, and it will remain a major interest in the immediate future. According to a report from Global Market Insights (GMI), the data center cooling market is exploding, driven by the growth…

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As the amount of data we create grows, largely driven by technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), data centers are facing increasing demand, rising power densities and higher wattages at the node and rack levels. This situation, of…

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“Once upon a time, there was a little network…” No, there wasn’t. Your network was never little, or if it was, it didn’t stay that way for long. Corporate environments are meant to grow, and despite careful planning, they grow…

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Introduction An ever increasing amount of data is being created, stored and served every day. Social networking, online videos, IoT devices, and automobile advanced driver-assistance systems (ADASs) are among the major contributors of this data onslaught. Referring to ADASs, for…

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Society’s increasing dependence on and consumption of data makes it necessary to figure out innovative ways to store it. As part of an initiative called Project Natick, Microsoft deployed a shipping-container-size data center prototype in Scotland that’s processing workloads and…

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Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Joe Richard of Schneider Electric about changes to medium-voltage switchgear…

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