“There’s no shortage of energy, there’s too much energy waste”
Data centers can and should become much more efficient. Schneider Electric has an important role to play in this. However, that's easier said than done, we learned recently on a visit to the company's Electric Cooling Hub in Conselve, Italy. That it is indeed possible to make strides is proven by S... Read more
Google Cloud uses 19.38 billion liters of drinking water, water neutral by 2030
To cool data centers efficiently, water is used, a lot of water. This has caused a stir on more than one occasion. Fortunately, it has also caused the biggest players in the market to promise to be water neutral by 2030. Google is the first player to fully transparently report its water consumption... Read more
Google data center drains Oregon city of its water
The facility uses almost one third of the municipal water supply for the city.
Google’s water use in Dalles, Oregon, has nearly tripled in the past five years. That’s according to records released this week after the city settled a lawsuit against The Oregonian/OregonLive and agreed to hand... Read more
Nautilus Data Technologies announces floating datacenters
Nautilus Data Technologies will install two floating datacenters in Marseilles and Los Angeles.
The organization constructs datacenters on boats. The boats dock at locations with favourable network connections, after which the datacenters become operational.
Nautilus Data Technologies rec... Read more
Vertiv launches Liebert XDU cooling systems for datacenters
Vertiv introduced the Liebert XDU 450 and XDU 1350, two cooling systems for liquids and air in datacenters.
Both units are designed to cool server racks. The Vertiv Liebert XDU 450 cools up to 450kW and the Vertiv Liebert XDU 1350 cools up to 1368kW.
The systems allow heat to be diverted ... Read more
Microsoft data center guzzles scarce water supply amidst heatwave
Dutch media report that a Microsoft data center in the province of North Holland consumes more water than initially indicated. At the same time, the country faces water scarcity amidst a heatwave.
The data center is located in the municipality of Hollandse Kroon. Local media report that the dat... Read more