Improving Efficiency and Airflow Through Cable Management

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, August 21st 2013 — Categories: Colocation , Colocation, Data Center Design, Green Data Center

Cables are tangly, dongly little devils. Everyone’s dealt with that jumbled mess behind a desk or entertainment center at some point. They collect dust, clutter up space and probably even evolve life if you leave them alone long enough. In a data center, that just doesn’t cut it. In fact, cable clutter can actually raise operational costs, drag down energy efficiency and even put infrastructure at risk of interference, cross-talk, and cable damage.

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Data Center Tiers Explained: The Great Raised Floor Debate

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Tuesday, May 21st 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Colocation , Data Center Design, Green Data Center

Many data centers advertise themselves as a specific Tier, based on a scale from I – IV. But these classes are generally poorly defined and in many cases misused. Case in point: Green House Data recently exhibited at an industry event in Denver. A man walked up to the table and started asking about the company’s data centers. “You guys are up in Cheyenne, right?” he said, “What kind of facility? Tier II? Tier III?”

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Energy Efficiency in the Data Center

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, March 27th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Data Center Design, Green Data Center

It's no secret that data centers use a ton of energy. That's why Green House Data is committed to more efficient design, practices and purchasing renewable energy options. Check out this infographic detailing how much energy data centers really use worldwide and how we can make them more energy efficient.

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Power Usage Effectiveness

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Thursday, January 10th 2013 — Categories: Green Data Center

If you've researched data centers and efficiency, you've certainly come across the term PUE. It stands for Power Usage Effectiveness, and is the leading metric for determining the energy efficiency of data centers. So what does it mean, in practical terms?

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Redundancy. What the heck does N+1 mean?

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, December 12th 2012 — Categories: Green Data Center, FAQs

At its most basic definition, N+1 simply means that there is a power backup in place should any system component fail. The ‘N’ in this equation simply stands for the number of components necessary to run your system. The ‘+1’ means there is one independent backup should a component of that system fail.

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Why Cloud Servers Are Greener

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, August 8th 2012 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Green Data Center

You may have heard that a cloud server platform is more eco-friendly than a traditional server platform, but why is that? What does that really boil down to for energy and cost savings?

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What is a Green Data Center?

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, August 1st 2012 — Categories: Green Data Center

The top question that we regularly hear is “What is a green data center?” With data centers now being one of the highest consumers of energy, they are likely to be one of the greatest costs for an enterprise. Our goal is not only to be greener than most data centers, but to also cost less.

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Choosing a Green Data Center Located in Flyover Country

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, May 9th 2012 — Categories: Green Data Center

I recently came across a blog post discussing why flyover country is a great location for a data center. By “flyover country”, the author was referring to Middle America. The points made are all exactly why we chose to locate our data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming:

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Green Your IT For Earth Day

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Friday, April 20th 2012 — Categories: Green Data Center

Earth Day is quickly approaching and many business leaders have green on their mind.  When moving in the direction of corporate sustainability, we often think of automatic lighting and faucets, removing phantom energy suckers such as desktop computers, monitors and printers left on when being unused or possibly greener cleaning products. These are all very important, but in truth, your servers could be pulling the largest energy load of running your business.

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