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Data Centers in the Time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Green Data Center Man | Mar 18, 2020

We’ve reached an interesting juncture in our history, where freely mingling comes with awareness of a higher risk of catching a nasty bug that could not only make us sick but endanger our lives and those around us.  As we restrict our movement and renew higher hygienic standards, how are we able to go about […]
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Security & HVAC

By Green Data Center Man | Dec 06, 2019

We are about to begin a new decade and in so consultants will be more responsible for designing the controls systems to be safe and secure.  ASHRAE released the latest in the Handbook series, HVAC Applications, in 2019 with updates to chapter 59 on HVAC security.  Now this isn’t to be read as a comprehensive […]
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Artificial Intelligence in Data Centers

By Green Data Center Man | Mar 11, 2019

First, how do we define AI?  In commercial buildings AI is often thought of as applying analytic engines on gathered information then use those models, algorithms, and rules to make better decisions on how the systems are operated.  Most of us aren’t programmers and we use the term AI with the intention of adding sophistication […]
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Smart Data Centers

By Green Data Center Man | Jul 02, 2018

As we collect more and more data about everything around us, smarter cities and facilities are developing to operate in more efficient and reliable ways.  The same can be done for data centers, as the massive amount of data can be leveraged to reduce risk while striving to optimize how the many data center systems […]
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Take Advantage of DCIM

By Green Data Center Man | Mar 06, 2018

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools have had a number of approaches to save data center managers time, money and uptime.  While the different tools have come from different directions in the industry, such as facilities or communications, the tools themselves are all performing well when used as intended.  Managing assets, capacity, change, power, energy, and […]
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Environments to be Monitored

By Green Data Center Man | Nov 05, 2017

Monitoring a data center is an important part of managing how it operates and making decisions for the future.  Knowing what is important to measure and monitor is crucial, as the deluge of information and misleading metrics can begin to lead you astray. About one in three facilities will have an outage of four hours […]
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Software Defined Data Center

By Green Data Center Man | May 06, 2017

Sometime in the next year the world will have about 3 billion users of the internet.  This expansion will continue to increase to about 3.5 billion or more by 2018 as access to new markets continues.  India and southeast Asia will see double-digit growth, assisted by Google, Facebook and others as they create new ways […]
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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools

By Green Data Center Man | Mar 06, 2017

DCIM: What used to be a much simpler subject a few years ago has blossomed into a fast-developing part of the data center industry.  Today it seems like there are many qualified tools and packages on the market to help with managing your white space, but also much beyond.  This has mainly come from the […]
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Energy Management Systems

By Green Data Center Man | Nov 06, 2016

Have you heard the phrase ‘you can’t manage what you can’t measure?’ This is true for your data center, and having an energy management system in place with your hands on the reigns gives you a good means to measure and manage. An energy management system (EMS) is to let you see where your energy […]
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Seismic Ratings

By Green Data Center Man | Aug 06, 2016

When do you need to have seismic rated equipment?  Should you have all equipment rated for an earthquake or just redundant equipment?  What equipment would be rated for a seismic event?  Of course the answer to these questions is – it depends. The need for seismic rated equipment depends on the level of risk that […]
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