Microsoft Virginia Data Center Advanced Cooling Mechanics

Posted in career, data-center, data-center-design, microsoft, modular, state-virginia on August 31st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Governor discusses Microsoft data center investment in Virginia, which will deploy sustainable designs in cooling and other operations technologies.  …

…   “Microsoft Corp. will invest up to $499 million to locate their latest generation data center (Gen4) in Mecklenburg County, in what will be the largest economic investment in Southern Virginia history. 

Using modular technology and advanced cooling mechanics, the center will be Microsoft’s most advanced data center.

The project will create 50 new jobs and Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina and Texas to secure this sought after facility. “   …

Via Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell: Microsoft Data Center.

Microsoft Generation 4 Data Center.

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Japan Green Data Center Unit will pilot Ambient Air Cooling

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, container-data-center, cooling-system, country-japan, data-center, modular, proof-of-concept on November 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Internet Initiative Japan is conducting a data center proof of concept to trial container data center with ambient air cooling system. …

… “They will build a modular data center with a cooling system that directly uses outside air, and operate it for one year starting in February 2010, with the aim of commercialization. ” …

Via : Next-Generation Eco-Data Center

IIJ Data Center Proof-of-Concept: “with the trend in the United States away from water-cooled systems and towards the more energy-efficient outside-air-cooled systems, they realized that they could not focus solely on one single method geared towards environmental measures and improved power efficiency.”

Manage Data Center Growth with Modules

Posted in capacity, green-data-center, modular, server-utilization, strategies, strategy on May 29th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

A strategy for the green data center includes a modular approach to capacity growth, rather than over-sized and underutilized. …

… “Modular design is about using smaller increments of standardized components to match business requirements to IT requirements and add server room capacity as needed. ” …

Via Environmental Leader: Green Data Center Strategy

Cisco Service Density Creates Energy Capacity

Posted in appliance, capacity, cisco, density, energy-capacity, it-services, modular, modules on February 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Build Out the Green Data Center

Posted in best-practice, green-data-centre, interxion, minimize-power, modular, power-overhead, save-energy, standards on January 4th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green data centre design
Data center design requires rightsizing from the start, allowing for future power scalability. …

… “In order to minimise the power overhead, a green data centre should never be over-specified for the task it performs. This is why the modular data centre build-out approach, pioneered by Lex Coors, director of engineering at Interxion, has now become the norm across the industry. ” …

Via Silicon Republic: Save Energy