Building the Phone Rack for Facebook’s Mobile Lab
To scale up its Mobile Device Lab, Facebook built custom racks to house 2,000 smartphones for application testing in its Prineville data center. Here's a look at the design process for this offbeat challenge.
At ScaleMatrix, Cabinet Design Drives Extreme Density
ScaleMatrix uses custom cabinets that supports loads of 52kW per rack. The design effectively shrinks the data center into a single cabinet.
Flexible Design Pays Off for Vantage Data Centers
After a year of leasing success, Vantage Data Centers is building new space in the supply-starved Silicon Valley market, and looking for opportunities to expand into new markets.
The Top 10 Cloud Campuses
Here's a look inside the 10 Top 10 Cloud Campuses, where the Titans of the Internet concentrate massive amounts of computing power in data center hubs.
Intel Data Center Design Reaches New Heights of Efficiency
Intel is using extra-tall racks that pack more servers into the same space. The new 60U racks are central to a new Intel design that combines extreme density and energy efficiency, with a PUE of 1.06.
Right-Sizing for the Edge: Data Center Design in Secondary Markets
Modular data center design and lean construction methods are playing a major role as the data center industry expands in new places.
What RagingWire’s 1 Million SF Data Center Tells Us About the Cloud
RagingWire's announcement of a 1 million square foot data center project near Dallas reinforces the super-sizing of the data center campus.
Bloom Energy and Fuel Cells in the Data Center: Evolution or Revolution?
As it gains traction for its Bloom box fuel cells, Bloom Energy is advancing a fundamental rethinking of data center power systems.
50 Shades of Green for Data Centers
When it comes to data centers and environmentalism, there are many shades of green. Compass Datacenters CEO Chris Crosby offers his take on the bottom line for data center sustainability.
Inside Facebook’s Blu-Ray Cold Storage Data Center
The Blu-Ray disks you use to watch movies can now store your Facebook photos and status updates. We look inside Facebook's cold storage data center.
Cooling the cloud: Ph.D. student sets sights on improving data-center efficiency
Data centers—large clusters of servers that power cloud computing operations, e-commerce and more—are one of the largest and fastest-growing consumers of electricity in the United States.
Yahoo Launches Second ‘Computing Coop’ Data Center in New York State
Rendering of Yahoo's Lockport, New York, data center campus, which currently consists of a customer service center and two 'Computing Coop' data centers (Image: Yahoo)