In just over one year, it will be time to vote in the upcoming elections. Between the widely televised debates, heated exchanges and the mud-slinging, it feels more like the election is tomorrow! With so much time left, it would not be surprising if they ran out of topics to discuss. One thing that will likely not be discussed but … Read More
Mission critical facilities are at the core of all successful businesses, supporting the flow and storage of essential data and information. Environmental threats, including power failure, flood and HVAC malfunction‒which may lead to fluctuating humidity and temperature‒can all wreak havoc on a data center, compromising your business. So how do you prevent this from happening to you?
As a data center owner, operator or engineer, one of your main responsibilities is to reduce the energy usage in your data center without sacrificing reliability and performance. This can be a daunting task especially in a legacy data center, so the available options need to be well thought-out and should take into account existing conditions and operational requirements. One … Read More
It never fails…you get home from work, get the kids in bed, sit down on the couch for some much needed mind-numbing and flip through channels until you land on one of the multitude of home renovation shows that catches your eye. Two hours later, you are still glued to the TV and probably wondering how these families were lucky … Read More
McKenney’s expanded a chiller plant at one of the world’s largest data centers in order to deliver energy savings, boost redundancy and help decrease the risk of outages. The Challenge The facility needed to stay operational during the addition and integration of a new waterside economizer and 90,000-gallon thermal storage system. The project required multiple connections to live piping … Read More
Football teams that play in January turn in their best performance of the season in early May, during the annual NFL draft. A productive draft class can sometimes fill an immediate need by upgrading a position, but in most cases, the team’s goal is to draft players who fit their system and can contribute 3 to 5 years down the … Read More
With the onset of 24/7 sports channels, you can track every decision your favorite football team makes, including the big free agent signing, that can potentially turn the fortunes of the team around or set them up for a championship run the following season. When it comes to data centers, the idea of free agency can help you evaluate the … Read More
If you are like me, you’ve been counting down the days until football season kicks off. Right now, the optimism for the season’s success is at an all-time high. As the season continues, you will begin to gather information on the coaches, free agents and draft picks. This information will enable you to evaluate the probability of a successful season. … Read More