Posts Tagged ‘PUE’
What is it that clients want from a datacenter? Well, that’s entirely dependent on the client. Connectivity and uptime are always important to every customer, and any service has to come at the right price. The ecological impact and desire to be carbon neutral is also a key factor for a client’s choice of datacenter. There is an array of eco-friendly datacenters where power usage effectiveness (PUE) is decreasing rapidly, but the industry average is still around 2.0.
The problem is most datacenters are old, and updating these buildings is costly and complicated for both the datacenter and its clients. But new build datacenters are introducing more and more innovative design to help reduce PUE, a consequential fall out cost for the client. Innovative design and investment in research and development is vital for the industry. Here are a few things to look out for if you’re in search of a new, sustainable datacenter.
Power Usage Efficiency is a tremendously important term when talking about servers. You’ve heard us talking about it, you’ve seen our articles about it, you know it’s what makes us competitive. But in order to take it to another level we’ve started something new at EvoSwitch….
Together with TNO and many other partners, we have started working on a project which can be found when Googling the term Flexiquest. So, what’s it all about? Flexiquest examines the effects of managing demand for all parties in the energy value chain: producers, trading partners, (regional) grid administrators as well as the end users. Flexiquest is working toward business models that will enable all the parties in the chain to determine what more sustainable energy will mean for them specifically. “To what extent can we make the demand for energy more flexible?”, “What does more sustainable energy mean for the regional electricity transmission system operators in terms of grid transmission and the costs involved?”, and “What does more sustainable energy mean for the tariff that end users pay?” All these questions play an important role in this regard.
Usually, companies are not very interested in IT and technology, unless it’s their way of making money. So what are they interested in? They’re interested in using and expanding their core competencies, making money in the process. As long as IT helps them sell their products and services, they don’t care about the ins and outs of IT.
Allow us to elaborate on that. Nowadays IT is obviously very important to every company. Where would a company (or any individual in the western world, for that matter) be without email or Google? The thing is: people don’t care about IT as long as it does the job it is supposed to do, which is to offer permanent functionality.
What if it doesn’t? In that case, companies would lose money. They would need to make calls to help desks, providers and hosters, hire IT staff or tweak their infrastructures themselves. Read the rest of this entry »
This week saw some really exciting insights come out of the Gartner Data Center & IT Operations Summit. The buzzwords from the conference were: ITaaS, Management, Service Catalog, Convergence, Fabric, Efficiency, Agility, BigData, Virtual, Cloud and Next-Generation.
We, at EvoSwitch like to stay on top of the latest industry trends and what’s happening in the industry so we can make sure we take the key learnings and compare them to our own practices. So, what are the trends from this year’s conference?
EvoSwitch, a next generation and carbon-neutral datacenter, is participating in the Storage- and Security exhibition on the 2nd and 3rd November 2011 at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, Netherlands. This event allows EvoSwitch to demonstrate its ability to support customers with storage requirements, both simple and complicated.
The Storage Expo is organized in the same hall as Infosecurity.nl and the Tooling Event, and is an important event for our industry. We expect to speak to IT managers and CIOs looking for advice or debates about storage, access and data security issues. We are more than happy to discuss our experience with datacenter building, tackling key issues such as CAPEX and OPEX, as well as flexible power and cooling processes. The team members manning our stand and who are eager to meet you include Stijn Grove (Sales Manager), Ronald van Muijden and Olivia Blanco from the sales department, and Steve Ramdharie, our Carrier-Relationship Manager.
As referred to in previous blogs, innovation is always at the forefront of our operations. During the event, we aim to talk to customers and prospects about their experience and future plans relating to cloud storage, archiving, backup and data duplication, data protection, virtualization and storage resource management. Another driving force behind the company is the way we handle connectivity requirements. We are carrier neutral, but Steve helps our clients to make the right choices with regards to their connectivity requirements. By providing these types of services – and not losing our neutrality – we have managed continuous growth over the last years.
Would you like to know more, but dont have the time to come to Utrecht? Find us on Twitter (@EvoSwitch) or our facebook page! If you would like to schedule a meet and greet or just want to drop by for a coffee send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Come and see us at Stand #A051
EvoSwitch Datacenter design and adiabatic cooling discussed DataCenterDynamics Amsterdam conference
Jan Wiersma, our Technical Director, attended the DataCenterDynamics conference in Amsterdamon tuesday. The finest brains in the industry gathered there to discuss the future of the datacenter industry, changing customer requirements, and the latest technical advances. It was a great opportunity for the industry to share ideas and learn from each other.
Jan was one of the key speakers on new datacenter design, and specifically talked about developments in cooling techniques, such as adiabatic cooling. This technique cools outside air when it enters the the datacenter (or datacenter module), as opposed to traditional cooling methods which chill entire rooms. As you can understand, this is a much more energy-efficient way of cooling, leading to PUEs of 1.2 and lower.
EvoSwitch is recognized as one of the most energy-efficient datacenters in Europe.In addition to being climate neutral, the datacenter is also carrier neutral. Ourcustomers already have a choice of more than 35 international carriers, with thisnumber set to increase to over 50 on-site carriers by the end of the year. Thisensures we provide the best available options in connectivity to our customers,who in turn then prioritize their telecom providers and build a global infrastructurethat really fulfills their requirements best.
Choice in connectivity is absolutely critical to companies looking for a trulyredundant infrastructure. Our datacenter is conveniently located in the Amsterdamregion next to one of the largest internet hubs in the world, AMS-IX, and is thusclosely connected to a large number of trans-Atlantic fibers. And thanks to therising number of supplying carriers, connectivity within the datacenter is alsosignificantly increasing. Carrier neutrality means independency and transparencyfor customers, ensuring they have real freedom of choice in working with a provideror even a combination of providers. This way customers can get the best globalinfrastructure and connectivity, rather than just being able to choose from a selectfew.