For years we’ve been hearing about how great liquid cooling is, and how everyone will soon be using it to enable high power densities. At the same time, we’ve seen an immense amount of white space resolutely cooled by air, with no intention of ever being cooled by anything else. According to an Uptime Institute survey (see more on Monday), 85 percent of enterprise IT operators don’t use direct liquid… Read More
How Smart Data Centers and Businesses are Leveraging Hybrid IT
Hybrid IT isn’t necessarily a jump into the cloud. Instead, it’s also an approach to creating a cloud-like ecosystem. So, what’s new, and how are organizations incorporating a cloud solution into an overall Hybrid IT strategy? To understand it, you have to look at the edge. Hybrid IT at the Edge of the Cloud Edge computing is revolutionizing the way we communicate, share data, and access critical resources. Edge ecosystems… Read More
Silverback at Data Center World 2022
Join Silverback Data Center Solutions at the leading data center conference for IT infrastructure and data center facilities professionals at the Austin Convention Center, March 28-31. Our line-up includes presentations, networking and a Tuesday Evening Happy Hour! Register Here for Data Center World 2022 USE CODE NICHOLS300 TO SAVE $300 ON REGISTRATION Meet us at these events, or anytime in between! ________________________ Tuesday, March 29, from 6 – 7:30 pm Silverback… Read More
Data Center Trends To Follow For A Competitive Edge
As the world becomes more automated, the role of data centers grows more critical. Our hybrid IT infrastructure is ripe for innovation, which is fortunate because the demands are great and so are the challenges. As an industry, we must meet calls for accelerated capacity across the globe while improving data center sustainability and ushering in a new age of sustainability reporting. Let’s take a moment to look at some… Read More
How the IoT is Impacting Micro Data Center Growth
The Internet of Things (IoT) sees the world move into yet another era of technological advancement, as both individuals and companies embrace the advantages it brings. IoT devices are everywhere. From smart locks and alarms to cameras that can be accessed remotely to allow us to view our pets from afar—not to mention the advent of delivery drones and smart cars, global requirement for the latest ‘thing’ has never been… Read More
2022 Tech Predictions. How Will They Impact Data Centers Solutions?
A Brief Look at the Present 2021 was a rebound year from 2020, when infrastructure spending was stifled by 10% due to an industry-wide cash flow shortage sparked by the pandemic. The demand was there. The money was not. In a 2021 report on digital infrastructure, real estate analyst CBRE found that new data facilities broke ground at a 42% gain over the year prior, and data center providers made… Read More
How Can Data Centers Leave a Greener Footprint?
Worldwide, the data center industry is estimated to consume between 200 terawatt hours (TWh) and 500 TWh of electrical energy every year. That means that, annually, it uses between about one per cent to three per cent of global power output. In 2021, data centers have been found to be responsible for 2% of the world’s CO2 emissions which is equivalent to the entirety of the global airline industry. This represents… Read More
It’s Time Data Centers Reduce Power Consumption By Improving Utilization
The importance of saving electricity consumption in data centers has increased, and the main reason is the rising price of electricity and environmental issues. In large-scale data centers populated with thousands of servers, an enormous amount of power is consumed every minute of every hour, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars every month—and millions every year. It goes without saying (but still bears mentioning) that this is a major point of… Read More
What Happens to IT Equipment During Data Center Decommissioning?
E-waste is the major focus of data center decommissioning, but more thought needs to be given to mechanical and electrical equipment such as generators. When it comes to the end of life and decommissioning of a data center, the focus often turns to IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) and what to do with IT hardware. This is important as there are numerous compliance requirements around IT hardware containing sensitive information. The… Read More
6 Data Center Trends to Watch
Data-center owners and operators face increasing complexity and operational challenges as they look to improve IT resiliency, build out capacity at the edge, and retain skilled staff in a tight labor market. Meanwhile, use of the public cloud for mission-critical workloads is up, according to Uptime Institute, even as many enterprises seek greater transparency into cloud providers’ operations. These are some of the highlights of 2021’s Global Data Center… Read More