The development of “standards” is a common evolutionary
story in every industry. Data centers
are not unique in that respect. If you
stand in the center of Waxpool Road and Loudoun County Parkway in Ashburn (which
I would not recommend) you can look in multiple directions and see data centers
that were designed and built to address similar customer needs.&nb...
In 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began phasing out R-22 (Freon) due to its harmful effects to the ozone layer. Starting in 2020, the production of new R-22 will be illegal. Today, new R-22 has been reduced by approximately 90%. This has many businesses wondering what will happen to their R-22 equipment.
The impact of the R-22 phase out will be similar to what the U.S. expe...
Greener data centers are achievable and 10 simple steps can help you on your way to a smaller environmental impact, lower energy consumption and becoming a breath of fresh air in your community
1. Evaluate your energy efficiency.
Add up your energy bills, learn where your energy comes from, and how it’s being distributed in your company. Plan a road map for monitoring an...