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Green Data Center Design News
April 01, 2014
TSO Logic introduces a data center energy consumption dashboard application that's tailored to C-level executives.
February 26, 2014
IT professionals and vendors weigh in on the importance of energy-efficient switches and servers, and green data center designs.
September 19, 2012
Better power supplies and fans are not enough to reduce network power consumption. It's time for network vendors to rethink chip design and packaging.
October 27, 2011
OpenFlow and software-defined networking are going from theory to use case scenarios, according to Google and Yahoo.
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Microsoft's NVGRE standard offers competition to VMware's VXLAN standard, promising to create more VLANs that stretch across Layers 2 and 3 for multi-tenant cloud networks. Continue Reading
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Software-defined networking could solve the problems that Ethernet and IP networking pose to Network-as-a-Service by centralizing a connection permission policy. Continue Reading
Traditionally, power consumption was just a cost of doing business, well within the realm of facilities management. But as both the price and demand for power continue to rise, it's a problem IT can no longer afford to ignore. Our four-part series ... Continue Reading
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The VXLAN standard aims to solve the long-distance VM migration dilemma by enabling extended VLANs across geographically dispersed data centers for a multi-tenant cloud network. Continue Reading
Network security hardware and software vendors are offering enterprises options to consolidate network security infrastructure so that they can reduce management overhead and power consumption in the data center. But enterprises must avoid adding ... Continue Reading
Upgrading older networking products to greener, more efficient equipment can cut costs, but administrators should take a close look at total savings from switching out energy hogs like gigabit Ethernet switches for new, greener models. A report by ... Continue Reading
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Data center managers can use chargeback to reduce data center power consumption and save money during the current economic downturn. Continue Reading
The network architect involved in data center design needs to be aware of issues that factor into networking the data center beyond the network itself. This tip will introduce physical facilities considerations of data center design, such as power ... Continue Reading
Many data centers are welcoming liquid cooling into their infrastructures to achieve better cooling efficiency. This buyer's guide to liquid cooling in the data center looks at some of the available products. Continue Reading