Power and Cooling

Cool is hot in the 21st Century server room.

AMD's Massive Data Center Consolidation Project Moving Along

Advanced Micro Devices is progressing on its plans to move all of its North American data centers into a single 153,000-square-foot facility near Atlanta.

HP DL580 Gen8 Server Innovates with Power

With power and cooling the two most significant operating costs for servers, a more power-efficient solution can significantly impact the bottom line. In that respect, HP's new DL580 Gen8 certainly delivers.

Early Adopters Test New Supermicro Redundant UPS Module for Servers

The PWS-1K03B-1R uninterruptable power supply (UPS) offers redundant battery backup.

5 Steps to an Optimized Data Center

Follow the Google's data center efficiency model when designing, locating and equipping your own data center.

Emerson Network Power Keeps Server Rooms Chill

Hard-Core Hardware: Emerson Network Power, parent company of Liebert Precision Cooling Brand, has product designed to cool every server room -- from those that can fit into a closet to large data centers.

Power and Cooling Savings From the Ground Up

Hard-Core Hardware: Every watt saved at the server component level increases three-fold as it it works its way back through the power and cooling infrastructure. This step-by-step guide runs the numbers and shows you how to shave nearly 30 percent off your power and cooling costs without impacting processes.

How Your Data Center Can Beat Rising Energy Prices

Greening your data center won't necessarily reduce your electricity bill, but it will save you money. Lots of money. Here's what you should be doing right now.

Keeping Cool in the Server Room

As more processing power gets crammed into the same amount of real estate, it is becoming increasingly challenging to get rid of excess heat. The latest solution -- water.

Hard Core Hardware: Playing the Power and Cooling Sweepstakes

Switch Communications Group's SuperNAP Colocation Facility in Las Vegas aims to match blade density with affordable power and cooling. Will it be a lucky bet for power-starved enterprises?

All Eyes on the Internal Environment

The environment in your server room is nearly as important as the equipment itself. Find out which products are best for getting better acquainted.

IBM Brings Power Gauges to Mainframes

The latest addition to Project Big Green is a "gas gauge" for its mainframes that will enable customers to monitor the precise energy consumption of their systems in real time.

Curb Your Power Usage With Less Watts

Intel has compiled a number of solutions for Linux shops that are designed to curb power usage.

Cassatt to Paint a Greener Data Center

The latest in energy management: Turn servers off when they're not needed.

Green Grid Project to Conduct Multiple Studies

The non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency will begin benchmarking energy inefficiency and data center costs. Data collection through a number of surveys will be the first step.

HP Grows Greener Data Center

Thermal Zone Mapping, technology designed to identify energy efficiency trouble spots in the data center is introduced, while Dynamic Smart Cooling receives some finishing touches before next month's launch.

Tip of the Trade: Saving on Power and Cooling

Energy conservation can be as simple as shutting off servers at the end of the day or using efficiency ratings on power supplies to guide purchases. To get started, the Kill-A-Watt cumulative kilowatt-hour monitor is a quick and inexpensive way to measure how much energy you're saving or consuming.

Tip of the Trade: Avoid Getting Fried on Cheap Power Supplies

Power supplies are one area where going cheap doesn't pay. Inferior power supplies can cause slowdowns, lockups, crashes and worse. The right product is one way to ensure systems remain healthy and stable.

The Power and Cooling Quagmire

Fix one and demand for the other may skyrocket. What steps can you take to mitigate both?

Server Density Makes Your UPS More Critical Than Ever

As blade servers and multi-core processors become more prevalent in the server room, the role of uninterruptible power supplies is changing and becoming even more important.

Rack Cooling Comes to the Fore

From hot-aisle containment cubes to water-based systems, rack cooling is hot. APC-MGE, Knurr, Liebert and Rittal strutted their best stuff at the CeBIT technology fair in Germany last month.

Data Center Users Speak Out

From Dell to University of Pennsylvania to Midwest ISO, power, server density and virtualization are the top-of-mind issues confronting data centers of all sizes and industries.

Is There a Moral Obligation to Be Energy Efficient?

The U.S. Department of Energy thinks so, and an unlikely consortium of AMD, Intel, HP, Dell, IBM and others have come together to rally around the cause.

Dell Seeks Energy Edge With New PowerEdge Servers

With its new PowerEdge Energy Smart 1950 and 2950 models, Dell entered the energy efficiency race this week.

Hardware Today: Energy Efficiency Hits the Data Center

Energy efficiency has become a top priority for chip vendors, OEMs and cooling vendors, alike.

Storage Power Needs Surge

Power and cooling issues pervade the data center. Storage is no exception to this. Its power consumption in the data center is now approaching that of servers.

Hardware Today: Build an Uninterruptible Data Center

In the next five years, power failures and power availability limitations may halt data center operations in more than 90 percent of companies. A UPS and a strategy for reducing power output is one way to be in the other 10 percent.

Hardware Today: Data Center Power Management

Water in the server room? Thanks to new cooling technologies, it's not only there when a natural disaster strikes. Liquid cooling and better rack designs are two ways enterprises are keeping the server room cool and energy costs down.

Shine a Light on Energy Costs

The impact of rising energy costs is being felt beyond the server room. IS organizations can no longer remain in the dark.

Cool Is Hot

In the 21st Century server room, power and cooling are fast becoming top concerns. IBM has released new products and services to address these challenges at the chip, server, and data center layers.

Cool Savings for the Data Center

HP is touting a holistic approach to energy savings in the data center that it claims will cut costs.