Nice video summary of data center best practices for energy-efficiency.
Ted Samson (InfoWorld) interviews Digital Realty Trust's VP of Digital Engineering, Jim Smith, who gives a cogent outline of the priorities...
- metering & info-gathering
- hot-isle / cold-isle
- managing by-pass air
- using blanking panels
Even old data centers can be made more energy-efficient; not just new ones...
Note the size of the roof-top cooling facility!
If you hadn't noticed yet, heat management is the issue in the data center, as for the rack, as for the metal case, as for the chip. How is it done at each level? Carefully.