Tuesday data center tidbits: #datacenter “mistakes” and natural gas


First up today is reading a list of data center “mistakes”. The first mistake is fooling around trying to calculate an ROI for PUE. The bottom line of a data center is work out for money in. PUE is marginally useful for telling if you’re improving the data center but stop misusing it as if it was a pronouncement from on high.

Second up is a piece considering whether data centers should be situated near natural gas supplies. That’s kind of a duh question. If you’re going to use fuel cells or conventional generators to power your facility, of course. On the other hand, I wouldn’t bet on this becoming the next big thing right off and I wouldn’t let it overwhelm other energy efficiency criteria. Otherwise, you could very likely end up following the Pied Piper of the next great thing that never materializes.

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Vern

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