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Facebook, Rapid Deployment Data Center in Sweden

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A rendering of Facebook’s Luleå 2 Rapid Deployment Data Center (RDDC)

“Luleå 2” will be the pilot for Facebook’s new Rapid Deployment Data Center (RDDC), that incorporates a number of modular design elements, including pre-fabricated materials and on-site assembly, to enable an increase in the speed of deployment and reduction in material use.

It will be built next to Facebook’s first data center building in Luleå, which came online in June 2013. Like its predecessor, Luleå 2 will be one of the most efficient and sustainable data centers in the world, powered by 100 percent renewable energy and featuring the latest in Open Compute Project server, storage, mechanical and electrical designs.

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When Should You Consider Building a New Data Center? Case Study: Paragon Internet Group

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IT departments today are all about speed – adding more applications in order to satisfy voracious global appetites for contact less payments, mobile, social media, streaming video and other resource-intensive applications. These applications must be available, regardless of their impact on critical infrastructure performance. If growth is stretching your resources, you must take action to ensure 100% availability. But because IT organizations are pressured to lower costs, you have to build an unassailable business case when deciding how to expand.

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Gartner, the Nexus of Forces and the Intelligent Data Center

Working in Server RoomRemember when as a data center administrator, all you had to do was plug in a few things here and there, and make sure the air conditioning was running up to speed, and everything was good?

No.  Neither do I.

But when you compare the requirements of your job today with what you had to do about a decade ago, what you were responsible for then probably seems a lot simpler.  READ MORE >

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Considerations for a Highly Available Intelligent Rack PDU

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Data centers are currently undergoing a period of great change. Data center managers are struggling to keep pace with growing capacity needs while working under the constraints of tightened budgets and energy efficiency initiatives and the challenges presented by new technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing are transforming.

As data center environments become more dynamic and complex (read more here), many organizations are taking a more proactive approach to management and gaining better control of their data center operations so they can maintain or improve availability in increasingly dense computing environments while reducing costs and boosting efficiency.

READ MORE >

Lulea2-data-center-1024x576

Facebook, Rapid Deployment Data Center in Sweden

Lulea2-data-center-1024x576
A rendering of Facebook’s Luleå 2 Rapid Deployment Data Center (RDDC)

“Luleå 2” will be the pilot for Facebook’s new Rapid Deployment Data Center (RDDC), that incorporates a number of modular design elements, including pre-fabricated materials and on-site assembly, to enable an increase in the speed of deployment and reduction in material use.

It will be built next to Facebook’s first data center building in Luleå, which came online in June 2013. Like its predecessor, Luleå 2 will be one of the most efficient and sustainable data centers in the world, powered by 100 percent renewable energy and featuring the latest in Open Compute Project server, storage, mechanical and electrical designs.

READ MORE >

man in a server room_MG_4163

When Should You Consider Building a New Data Center? Case Study: Paragon Internet Group

man in a server room_MG_4163

IT departments today are all about speed – adding more applications in order to satisfy voracious global appetites for contact less payments, mobile, social media, streaming video and other resource-intensive applications. These applications must be available, regardless of their impact on critical infrastructure performance. If growth is stretching your resources, you must take action to ensure 100% availability. But because IT organizations are pressured to lower costs, you have to build an unassailable business case when deciding how to expand.

READ MORE >

DataCenter2_370x280

Gartner, the Nexus of Forces and the Intelligent Data Center

Working in Server RoomRemember when as a data center administrator, all you had to do was plug in a few things here and there, and make sure the air conditioning was running up to speed, and everything was good?

No.  Neither do I.

But when you compare the requirements of your job today with what you had to do about a decade ago, what you were responsible for then probably seems a lot simpler.  READ MORE >

178629045 (1)

Considerations for a Highly Available Intelligent Rack PDU

178629045

Data centers are currently undergoing a period of great change. Data center managers are struggling to keep pace with growing capacity needs while working under the constraints of tightened budgets and energy efficiency initiatives and the challenges presented by new technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing are transforming.

As data center environments become more dynamic and complex (read more here), many organizations are taking a more proactive approach to management and gaining better control of their data center operations so they can maintain or improve availability in increasingly dense computing environments while reducing costs and boosting efficiency.

READ MORE >