Basically, if your data center ranking was based on design alone, that particular data center won't be listed on the Uptime Institute's website and therefore there hopefully won't be any confusion about the rankings of a particular data center ever again. You can read more about the new ranking system here.
Data center modules are pre-engineered, standardized building blocks that can be easily configured and moved as needed. A modular data center may consist of data center equipment contained within shipping containers or similar portable containers.
Integrating data center design, operations, and management in one software platform, APC's (www.apc.com) Capacity Manager and Change Manager tools are targeting data center managers looking to efficiently align the redundancy and equipment availability needs of physical infrastructure. Capacity
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Novartis's Alcon Laboratories campus in Texas includes a 37,000-sf data center with a 100 kW PV array for on-site power. JLL's latest Data Center outlook says more third-party data centers are turning to alternative energy sources for their long-term power needs. Image courtesy Integrated Design Group
The home data center is a novel extension of the central role that data centers now play in modern life. These enthusiasts are driven by a passion for IT, and use their gear for test-driving new equipment, lightweight web hosting or just as the ultimate technology ManCave.