Category Archives: Power Consumption/Energy Efficiency

Covering power consumption issues in the data center and network infrastructure, with a focus on improving energy efficiency

Proper Airflow for Cisco Nexus 7018 Series Switches

Siemon’s new SidePOD and Baffle solution is designed to support side-to-side ventilation required for Cisco Nexus® 7018 Series Switches. The SidePOD is an optional add on to Siemon’s 1200mm (48 in.) deep VersaPOD (VP2A) cabinets and creates the necessary clearance … Continue reading

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IT now consumes 10% of the world’s electricity

In a recent article from The UK register, new estimates are out that show IT now consumes 10% of the world’s electricity.  The increases can be tracked to many things including BYOD initiatives, data center growth, and the increase in … Continue reading

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Siemon’s New SidePOD™ and Baffle Support the Latest Side-Vented Data Center Equipment – including Cisco Nexus 7018 Switches

Siemon is pleased to announce a new SidePOD and Baffle solution designed to support side-to-side ventilated active equipment and end of row (EoR) configurations in data center applications. An optional add-on to Siemon’s 48-inch deep VersaPOD (VP2) cabinets, the SidePOD … Continue reading

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75°C Rated Shielded Category 6A and 7A Solid Cables from Siemon

We are pleased to announce that all Siemon solid shielded category 6A and 7A cables sold worldwide are qualified for mechanical reliability in high temperature environments up to 75° C. This is one of the many benefits of Siemon shielded … Continue reading

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John Siemon on The Great Cable Debate

In the October 2012 of Network magazine (Middle East), the cover story is “The Great Cable Debate: Two cabling giants debate whether UTP [unshielded twisted pair] or STP [shielded twisted pair] cables are best for 10GBASE-T networks” where it has … Continue reading

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Warmer Data Centers with Shielded Cabling and VersaPOD Cabinets

It is OK to raise temperatures in the data center? According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air­ Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and equipment manufacturers, it is. New recommendations in ASHRAE 72-­74 (22-­23C) suggest it is no longer necessary … Continue reading

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Video: St Andrew’s University’s Energy Efficient Data Center

Future-Tech, a specialist in data center design and construction, provides this excellent case study video about their implementation of an energy efficient data center at St Andrew’s University in Scotland. The data center cabinets you’ll see in the video are … Continue reading

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Case Study – Cabling a LEED Platinum-Certified Building

In pursuit of the USGBC’s  highest green building certification for its new headquarters, William Tao Associates, an engineering firm based in St. Louis, designed a converged “smart building” infrastructure.  Taking advantage of IP-based technology, they converged the majority of their … Continue reading

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