First up is reading about the uproar over ASHRAE adding free air cooling as a specific method of data center cooling to it’s standards. The attack reaction of Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc to this is curious, since this doesn’t MANDATE the use of free air cooling at all. Of course, that wouldn’t make any sense because there are areas where the ambient temperature is so high that free air cooling couldn’t be used at all for a data center. When you have a major overreaction to something like this, it makes me wonder what else might be going on here.
The next piece is about whether distance makes a difference in data center co-location. It’s been hard enough to get people to stop hugging servers in the first place, even with all the economic benefits of co-location, just the thought of sending their server across country can make a lot of them break out in a sweat.
Stop hugging your servers today! Email or call me or visit the SwiftWater Telecom web site for co-location services and a happy home for them!