One of the most important aspects of your control room is the design of it. According to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, control room design, applied toward the concept of efficiency, could save the nation up to 20 billion kWh. With modern technology, data centers have made a lot of changes through the years, and today they are the most productive they’ve ever been. Whether it’s budget, the way work and tasks
A GSA schedule, also known as a General Services Administration schedule, is part of a government-based purchasing program. If a business, educational facility or non-for-profit organization wants to sell products or services to government agencies, a GSA schedule is necessary to make this happen. By pre-establishing terms and conditions, and pricing options, a GSA schedule contract can offer a direct line of sales to government customers. What is a GSA Schedule? A GSA schedule, also
Data centers have become one of the most important components of IT infrastructure. It’s hard to find a company or organization that isn’t reliant on the internet and computing for a variety of services and products, and connectivity and cloud resources within the environment of a data center have become integral in powering solutions and constructing networks. It’s the heart of many companies, the thriving, beating organ that keeps everything flowing smoothly. Naturally there are
If you’re prone to “Netflix and Chill” or like to head to the theater for new movie releases, you may have noticed that hold and cold aisle containment, or hot and cool solutions for the most efficient data centers, are having a moment. From award-winning TV series like HBO’s Silicon Valley to popcorn flicks starring Johnny Depp, aisle containment systems are being featured prominently in popular culture, introducing new audiences to their qualities, benefits, and
Hot and cold aisle containment are popular choices for those seeking to find an appropriate cooling system for a data center. You can increase efficiency and save on energy using either method of containment by eliminating hot spots and preventing IT machines from overheating. The main objective in aisle containment is to separate the mixing of warm and cool air in the data center, specifically in the IT rack area through vents and air conditioners.
Imagine the ability to change the color of your car or the walls of your house as easily as you might change the background of your Facebook page. Or maybe you would like your car to display your Twitter feed or Facebook page while you’re on the road. Such futuristic ideas may soon be made possible due to the versatility of the Light-Emitting Diode (LED). Marconi Labs were the first to discover the process of
As I sit in front of my air conditioner, looking up weather forecasts of extreme heat for most of the United States, I started to wonder about how computers keep themselves cool. Let’s look at desktops. Why would anyone need more than a simple fan exhaust? If you are just checking your e-mails and reading articles on Wikipedia, you will not need to worry about anything more than that. Increased power consumption equates to more
LED lighting is turning up all over these days. It’s no wonder; they offer some clear advantages over the traditional incandescent bulbs of the past. These benefits come largely in four areas: ability, efficiency, affordability and longevity. Affordability Let’s tackle affordability first because the cost of LED bulbs tends to be the major stumbling block when it comes to their use. It is true that LED lighting does cost more per unit than incandescent bulbs.
Plastics have long been hailed as a miracle of modern invention. They are lightweight, durable and affordable, making them very popular in manufacturing. These attributes, however, are also part of the problem when it comes to plastics. When simply tossed into the trash these plastics can have an immense lifespan and become hard to collect because of their physical properties. No place is a better example of the hazards posed by plastics than the area
Hot-air and cold-air aisle containment is a popular choice for those seeking to find an appropriate cooling system for a data center. Containment as a method of temperature control can increase sustainability and efficiency by keep machines from overheating and eliminating hot spots. Separating the cold air from the warm air is the primary objective when it comes to containment, achieved through modifications to the air flow such as fans, vents or air conditioners. By