DatacenterDynamics Magazine – February/March Issue
We prefer technology to politics, but sometimes the two are inseparable. Energy seems to be a perfect example of this - any American power policy will be treated as a political statement, even though the issue of renewable energy is much more complex than a campaign slogan.
We delve into this complexity in the latest issue of the DCD Magazine, with our cover feature exploring how data center operators are embracing a renewable future that seems increasingly out of step with the vision of the current White House administration.
Meanwhile our Power Supplement takes a closer look at some of the innovation happening in the power distribution sector. With lithium taking over batteries, silicon carbide improving UPS systems, and gallium nitride threatening to replace venerable power MOSFETs, it looks like it’s all about the chemistry!
The relationship between micro and macro data centers is also a hot topic. Giant webscale facilities are being positioned as the future of the industry, but they can’t perform without dozens of tiny data centers located at the edge of the network. Smaller sites are equally important, says David Chernicoff.
We continue with a list of the largest mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs that could impact data centers, and a look at the challenges of redesigning the Open Rack for the needs of the telecommunications providers.