It’s not a secret that Denver and the Rocky Mountain Region has been experiencing substantial growth in data center and other tech related business. Whether building new facilities, expanding existing ones or simply conducting business as usual, there’s almost always ample opportunity to increase energy efficiency and optimize data centers.
A dense data center does not inherently mean that it will have greater efficiency (typically, quite the opposite is true). However, implementing increased efficiency measures is necessary to the operation of these facilities as the trend of environments increasing in density continues across the industry.
Tier II and Tier III markets are experiencing a rise in hosting demand as content moves to the edge. These smaller facilities in outlier locations extend the “edge” of the Internet further from the traditional Internet hubs such as New York City or Silicon Valley and provide low-latency access for local users.
The data center industry’s ability to improve energy efficiency is massive. According to the latest U.S. Data Center Energy Usage Report published last year that examines data from 2014, data centers in the U.S. consumed an estimated 70 billion kWh, representing about 1.8% of the United States’ total electricity consumption.
We traveled West this April for AFCOM Data Center World/ HostingCon in Los Angeles, California. The conference gathers 1,000 data center, facilities and IT infrastructure professionals to focus on solutions for today's key challenges in the industry. Our data center optimization team regularly attends events like this to connect with other data center professionals. Enjoy a snap shot from our trip full of networking opportunities, browsing exhibit booths and sitting in on educational sessions!
Coy Stine, Vice President of Fairbanks Energy's Data Center Division, was recently featured by Data Center Knowledge for his article that focuses on the value of monitoring both power and cooling data together within a single system in a data center. The piece also features a case study from one of our recent projects. Read an excerpt from "Mashup: Monitoring Data Center Power and Cooling Simultaneously" below:
Topics: Data Center