Direct evaporative cooling is technique used to remove heat simply by evaporating water within an airstream. Our bodies use the same process when we sweat. More and more new data centers are using direct evaporative cooling as their primary cooling system for energy efficiency purposes. Direct evaporative cooling systems differ from mechanical cooling systems (such as DX CRAC units orRead more about What is direct evaporative cooling?[…]
Wired published an article yesterday discussing the layout and operation of Google’s data centers…details that have always been closely guarded by the Internet giant. Read the article here:
My initial thought before beginning to read the article was that I would get some details about the super efficient state-of-the-art equipment that Google has the luxury of affording. However, the article revealed much more than this and goes into detail about the unique operational solutions that Google deploys to ensure that its customers are always receiving the best possible experience. I was pleasantly surprised by these new facts, but why should I be? Google doesn’t build data centers to run their servers, they build data centers to meet the needs of their customers. Here are some highlights that I enjoyed from the article:
Airflow for EC Plug Fan Why are EC Plug Fans getting so much hype? EC plug fans provide a new means of airflow through a CRAC or CRAH unit more efficiently, more evenly, and with significantly less energy than the currently adopted scroll fans. In what seems to be the latest toy for data center operators,Read more about What is an EC Plug Fan?[…]
Data Center Map Worldwide Data Center map giving an overview of the global market by location. There are some great interactive statistics to play with as well.
This has got to be the coolest data center in the world (pun intended). Coined as the ‘James Bond Villain’ data center, this subterranean facility features refurbished German model submarine engines, a jungle, and a floating glass conference room. The video was taken by Data Center Pulse and is rather humorous. My favorite thing about this video isRead more about Underground Data Center[…]