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Archive for the ‘Data Centers’ Category

Providing Peace of Mind, Energy Savings

datacenters4McKenney’s expanded a chiller plant at one of the world’s largest data centers in order to deliver energy savings, boost redundancy and help decrease the risk of outages.

 

The Challenge

The facility needed to stay operational during the addition and integration of a new waterside economizer and 90,000-gallon thermal storage system. The project required multiple connections to live piping systems, making careful planning, detailed methods of procedure (MOPs) and collaboration with the owner and other trades essential.

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Effective Drafting: the Connection between Football and Data Centers

datacenters4Football teams that play in January turn in their best performance of the season in early May, during the annual NFL draft.  A productive draft class can sometimes fill an immediate need by upgrading a position, but in most cases, the team’s goal is to draft players who fit their system and can contribute 3 to 5 years down the road. Successful data center operators must also be effective drafters in order to balance immediate needs against long term planning.

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Energy Savings Strategies in Your Data Center – Part 2: Evaluating the Potential Impact of the Big Investment through Free Agency

datacenters4With the onset of 24/7 sports channels, you can track every decision your favorite football team makes, including the big free agent signing, that can potentially turn the fortunes of the team around or set them up for a championship run the following season. When it comes to data centers, the idea of free agency can help you evaluate the potential impact of the big investment.

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Energy Savings Strategies for Your Data Center – Part 1: Building a Winning Team through Good Coaching

datacenters4If you are like me, you’ve been counting down the days until football season kicks off. Right now, the optimism for the season’s success is at an all-time high. As the season continues, you will begin to gather information on the coaches, free agents and draft picks. This information will enable you to evaluate the probability of a successful season. When it comes to developing energy savings strategies in your data center, the recipe for success is very similar to your favorite football team.

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Mitigating Installation Risks

datacenters4datacenters4Check out one of the latest projects by our Critical Systems team — the installation of additional cooling systems and capacity at Internap’s premium colocation facility in Atlanta.

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