Samir Shah is VP, Product Management at BASELAYER. Data center efficiency matters because the future of our planet depends on advances in sustainability. But boosting data center efficiency also matters on the bottom line. For example, in a side-by-side comparison of a modular data center and a traditional raised-floor data center, an independent analysis found that the modular data center was 19% more efficient – efficiency that translated into annual savings of $200,000 per megawatt of average IT power for customers deployed in modules. So for the planet – and your bottom line – here are 5 tips for boosting data center efficiency in your organization:

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BASELAYER A60 Modular Data Center

Nicole Gallow is Marketing Manager at BASELAYER. We're excited to announce our most recent patent, US 9,237,681 B2 MODULAR DATA CENTER. The inventors for this patent are as follows: William Slessman, CEO, BASELAYER Steve Durand, Managing Member, Arizona Pinnacle Engineering Robin Gilbert, Mechanical Engineer, BASELAYER Andreas Zoll, VP of Engineering, BASELAYER We received this patent for our A60 modular data center, which is a direct outside air handling unit with adiabatic assist and chilled water backup. This unit is designed to cool our modules with outside air. Congratulations, inventors!

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Robin Gilbert, Mechanical Engineer at BASELAYER

On January 29th, 2016, ASHRAE released the standard 90.4P, Energy Standard for Data Centers for the third public review. The most interesting, and let's say controversial part of this standard, is that it eliminates the PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) metric, of which the first release on this standard found to be of utmost importance. Below, one of our Mechanical Engineers, Robin Gilbert, gives his take on the third release - the good, the bad, the unusual.

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Pokémon Go has only been live for a month, and it’s already taken over. It’s crossed all demographics and spread like wildfire. You probably can’t drive or walk through your neighborhood in the evening or pass by a park without seeing people playing. But what happens when you finally find that elusive Pokémon, only to have the game shut down and ruin your chance at capturing him?

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Post written by Brian Kortendick, Vice President of Business Development at BASELAYER The concept of the modular data center has gone through dramatic changes since the data center in a box concept was introduced in the mid 2000’s.  Early versions were deployed in form factors of convenience, such as ISO shipping containers. These containers were specifically designed to have minimal flexibility but to house high production servers with a short lifecycle. Unfortunately, many of today’s data center professionals still equate today’s modular data centers to the early containers.  

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Post written by Chloe Place, Marketing Specialist at BASELAYER   On Day One of the 2017 Data Center Dynamics (DCD) Enterprise Conference in New York City, Andreas Zoll, VP of Engineering and Manufacturing here at BASELAYER, shared the stage with fellow industry leaders for a panel discussion on the design, structure, and operations of data centers in the years to come. I was fortunate to sit in on the discussion to hear what this group had to say about the future of data center technology.

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Post written by Chloe Place, Marketing Specialist at BASELAYER Last weekend I spent some time reflecting on last week’s DCD Enterprise Conference in New York City. Three main “end user” themes stood out as concerns when evaluating their data center strategies. Throughout the event, I heard speaking sessions and questions at our booth dealing with cost efficiencies, Data Center Infrastructure Management, and deployment times.

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BASELAYER is excited to announce our participation in the 16th annual Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Transformation Summit. DCD 2018 is happening in New York City on May 1 and 2, 2018, with the Edge Focus Day taking place April 30.

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Data center design and manufacturing is accelerating rapidly to keep up with current IT demands. Typically cost prohibitive, traditional brick and mortar data centers require that physical locations be based on proximity to available power grids, telecommunications infrastructure, networking services, and transportation lines. Today, however, data centers are being designed to be more scalable and modular, allowing them to be dispersed in wider geographical regions, placing them closer to users and further from networks.

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As both creators and proponents of data centers that perform, BASELAYER is always ready to learn, collaborate, and share. That’s exactly what we’ll be doing at this year’s 15th annual Datacenter Dynamics (DCD) event in San Francisco, held June 25 and 26. BASELAYER is proud to be recognized as a Knowledge Partner at this year’s event and we’re very excited to be presenting a session to shed light on latency bottlenecks.

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BASELAYER has a specific mission that guides everything we do—to reshape how data center infrastructure is viewed leveraging advanced modular technology and cloud-based management software. BASELAYER offers customers modular data center hardware built in the United States at our facility in Chandler, Arizona.

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  BASELAYER CEO William Slessman and Puget Sound Energy’s Christopher Perez recently had an intriguing discussion at DCD NY, showcasing how a modular approach to data center design is changing the data center landscape.

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Two of the biggest concerns that enterprise clients have with traditional brick and mortar data centers is that they take a lot of time and money to build. These are two of the main reasons that modular data centers have become such an attractive alternative, especially for mid-sized enterprises. Let’s take a closer look at some of the specific benefits.

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Since our founding in 2008, BASELAYER has been ahead of the curve on every aspect of the data center revolution. The trend is easy to see in the below infographic: BASELAYER is first to market with innovative designs that enable IT to be deployed anywhere it is needed. Whatever comes next, BASELAYER has you covered. To learn more about where data center technology is headed today and into the future, visit BASELAYER.com.  

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Network cables form the nervous system of internet and communication, connecting people, devices, and businesses around the world. Submarine cables bring continents together and long-haul fiber cables run across countries. Then, there is a metro core which feeds the front end of a city. From here, you have what is called the metro edge which gets the network closer to buildings. Finally, the local access network is the actual fiber running to homes and buildings, where computing is needed, and data gets produced and consumed.

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When most people think of sports arenas and stadiums, they picture the defensive line in a football game or a puck flying through the air inside a hockey rink. They’re not thinking all that much about the speed of the Wi-Fi network or the computing power behind the jumbotron display—until they try to upload a picture to Instagram and aren’t able to. The sheer number of people present at a sporting event means data computing loads are massive, and performance is critical.

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Cities around the globe are racing to become smarter using data and technology to improve quality of life for its citizens and to foster economic growth. Smart Cities require IoT devices and sensors integrated with Information and Communications at a large scale. Enormous data gets collected from, processed, and fed to transportation network, autonomous vehicles, waste management, hospitals, law enforcement, and other public services. At the core of it, a smart city is a giant ecosystem to collect, process and analyze data.

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