DuPont Fabros Launches Second Chicago Data Center

DuPont Fabros Technology this week announced it has opened a new 336,000-square-foot data center facility in the Chicago area that at full build-out will have critical load capacity totaling 25.6 MW, according to the company. Built across the street from an existing data center facility the wholesale data center provider […]

Green data centers are recycling buildings by Peter Judge

Buildings often get recycled, and data centers are finding their way into the strangest sites. Of course, recycling buildings is nothing new. The most impressive example I’ve seen is the Temple of Hathor at Dendera in Egypt, built 2000 years ago, on a previous temple 2000 years older than that. […]

Fire Causes BT Data Center Outage in Northern Ireland

Fire in a network room of a telco building in Belfast, UK, caused a BT data center outage Wednesday morning, affecting numerous customers, including government agencies. The fire was reported at 6 am local time, and firefighters extinguished it quickly, but turned off power to the entire data center as […]

How to Calculate Current on a 3-phase, 208V Rack PDU

In recent years, extending 3-phase power distribution all the way to server cabinets and racks has become extremely popular in new data center builds—for many good reasons. Principally, for cabinet power capacities above 5kVA, utilizing 3-phase rack power strips ca significantly reduce the copper required to supply such dense loads. But […]