Can Building Codes Ensure Power Reliability?

by Mike Rinaldi on 6/14/13 1:33 PM

The impact of Hurricane Sandy gave U.S. power providers as well as code making bodies a wake-up call.  Why are facilities that must operate to provide services during disasters allowed to locate critical electrical system components in vulnerable areas? Although designs of this magnitude require a great deal of thought and planning, it’s difficult to include every possible scenario. Even codes and standards as extensive as they are can’t cover everything. 

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Converting Retail to Data Centers?

by Mike Rinaldi on 5/30/13 8:32 AM

With Ubiquity, Sears is Turning Shuttered Stores into Data Centers

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Ubiquity Critical Environments, a newly-created unit of Sears Holdings, will convert this Sears retail store in Chicago into data center space. (Photo: Ubiquity)

Will blinking blue lights of servers soon fill the aisles that previously offered the Blue Light Special? Sears Holdings has formed a new unit to market space from former Sears and Kmart retail stores as a home for data centers, disaster recovery space and wireless towers.

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Half of Data Centers Will Run Out of Power/Cooling Before Space

by Mike Rinaldi on 5/17/13 10:28 AM

 

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Does DC Have a Chance in the Data Center?

by Mike Rinaldi on 5/14/13 7:38 AM

As data centers take an ever larger bite of worldwide energy production, efficiency becomes an increasingly urgent topic. Much of the focus in recent years has been on areas like virtualization, improved cooling practices (like free cooling and bumping up the thermostat), consolidation of idle equipment and so on—and rightly so. In the background, however, has been a growing discussion about a fundamental topic:alternating-current (AC) versus direct-current (DC) power. AC power won the day when electrical infrastructure was first being deployed, but could DC be poised for a return from the dead? 

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How NFPA Electrical Safety Requirements Affect Power Users?

by Mike Rinaldi on 4/17/13 10:36 AM

The 2012 edition of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® became effective Aug. 31, 2011, and requires facility managers to take action in regards to safety-related work practices.

 

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