Design

The latest developments in data center design, providing updates on the innovations and best practices for creating energy efficient and sustainable data centers. Our stories provide insights into the role of modular and pre-fabricated data center designs, the impact of the Open Compute Project and open hardware movement, and new approaches to creating data center racks and servers.
Rich Miller

'C' Revision of TIA-942 Data Center Standard Specifies for Fiber Connectivity, Cabinet Widths

Feb. 16, 2024
The newly authorized TIA-942-C standard will include several significant modifications from the TIA-942-B version—including the incorporation of previously published standards...

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Hyperscale Rising

Feb. 21, 2024
Alan Keizer and Keith Sullivan of AFL explore the growth and evolution of hyperscale computing from being a nice-to-have to a must-have.
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Nvidia AI

The Eight Themes That Will Shape the Data Center Industry in 2024

Jan. 2, 2024
The AI boom will ripple through the digital infrastructure sector, impacting the availability of space, the supply chain, pricing, cooling, power and design.
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Phoenix Skyscape

DCF's Top 10 Data Center White Papers of 2023

Dec. 27, 2023
Here are the 10 most popular data center white papers of 2023 from Data Center Frontier, ranked by number of reader downloads.
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Voices of 2023: The Top 10 'Voices of the Industry' Columns

Dec. 26, 2023
As 2023 draws to a close, who better to turn to for advice on how to handle the changing business landscape, than the data center industry’s leaders? Here are the top 10 most ...
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Roundtable: Manufacturing Outlook and Possibilities for U.S. Data Center Supply Chains

Dec. 14, 2023
We asked our Executive Roundtable for their takes on opportunities going into 2024, geographical and otherwise, for an expansion of U.S. manufacturing capabilities to benefit ...
PowerHouse Data Centers
PowerHouse Data Centers, Data Center Alley, Virginia

Roundtable: Tips On Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Properties for Data Centers

Dec. 12, 2023
We asked our Executive Roundtable for considerations regarding "adaptive reuse" of vacant office, retail and other commercial real estate properties for data center design and...
Aerial view of Compass Datacenters' campus in Red Oak, Texas. Photo: Compass Datacenters
Aerial view of Compass Datacenters' campus in Red Oak, Texas. Photo: Compass Datacenters

How U.S. Manufacturing Is Rising To Meet Booming Data Center Industry Demand

Nov. 17, 2023
As exemplified by Schneider Electric's new $3 billion multi-year technology agreement with Compass Datacenters, infrastructure specialists locating key U.S. manufacturing facilities...
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Microsoft's custom-built rack for the Maia 100 AI Accelerator and its "sidekick".

Microsoft Unveils Custom-Designed Data Center AI Chips, Racks and Liquid Cooling

Nov. 16, 2023
At Microsoft Ignite, the company unveiled two custom-designed AI chips and associated integrated systems including racks and liquid cooling.