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Does eBay Have a Solution for Japan Data Center Operators?

Does eBay Have a Solution for Japan Data Center Operators?

I usually do not write a blog reacting to real-time news. I leave that to other bloggers, such as Katie Fehrenbacher who covers those pretty well. I usually write a blog when the subject matter comes to cross my path. I cover the story in the intersection of where IT meets energy and express my [...]

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Japan Data Center Council Visits Silicon Valley Power for New Ideas to Remedy Power Problems: Part 2

Japan Data Center Council Visits Silicon Valley Power for New Ideas to Remedy Power Problems: Part 2

This is a continuation of my account of the Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) visit to Silicon Valley Power. After the disaster in 2011, power remains one of the biggest concerns for Japanese data center operators. Energy mix for power: Power can be generated from multiple sources, such as coal, oil, gas, and renewable energies [...]

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Japan Data Center Council Visits Silicon Valley Power for New Ideas to Remedy Power Problems: Part 1

Japan Data Center Council Visits Silicon Valley Power for New Ideas to Remedy Power Problems: Part 1

The Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) is a consortium of data center operators, vendors, and users in Japan consisting of 170 member companies. Even before the disaster in March 2011, the JDCC was trying to work with utilities to come up with a suitable pricing structure and other factors for their unique power usage. Data [...]

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Japan Data Center Council Pays an Informative Visit to Vantage Data Center

Japan Data Center Council Pays an Informative Visit to Vantage Data Center

The Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) is a consortium of data center operators and vendors in Japan with 170 members of various sizes. Because of the scarcity of news about Japanese data centers in English, there is seldom enough information about what Japanese operators consider challenges and new developments in their market. I tried for [...]

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Conference Watch: How Do Japanese Operators Run Their Data Centers?

Conference Watch: How Do Japanese Operators Run Their Data Centers?

When I proposed a session on the subject of how Japanese operators run their data centers for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Data Center Energy Efficiency Summit, I did not know how many people might show up for it. We use a lot of products from Japan, but our information about Japan and the people [...]

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How to Maintain Your Data Center under a Severe Power Shortage

How to Maintain Your Data Center under a Severe Power Shortage

As I reported, I will moderate a panel session with members of the Japan Data Center Council (JDCC), a consortium of more than 100 data center operators and vendors in Japan. The venue is the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s upcoming 5th Annual Data Center Energy Efficiency conference, to be held at the Advanced Micro Devices [...]

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What Do Data Center Operators Do When They Face a Power Shortage?

What Do Data Center Operators Do When They Face a Power Shortage?

Yes, in the US we experience a power availability and supply problem when we try to build a data center or expand capacity. Some operators try their best to maximize available power for expanding their existing data centers, while others look for a building site with an ample power supply. Recently, the New York Times [...]

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Japanese Data Centers in the Aftermath of the Major Quake in March

Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) is a consortium of data center operators in Japan. They recently added English pages to their web site. Their membership roster is a Who’s Who of more than 100 companies in segments like IT, electronics, and construction. The membership list is here. Storage in the Virtual Era – Revisiting the [...]

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Japan Data Center Council’s Facilities Standard (Optional ones)

As reported in my previous blog, Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) has developed a comprehensive set of criteria for evaluating a data center. In the previous blog, I translated and showed the required set of evaluation items. In this blog, I do the same for the optional set. All the background and assumptions are as [...]

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Japan Data Center Council’s Informative Seminar in Tokyo

Because I cover the U.S. and Japan as my territory, I occasionally go to Japan to collect interesting stories. This time I had occasion to attend the seminar given by Japan Data Center Council (JDCC). JDCC is a consortium of many major data center operators (minus NTT). This seminar consisted of three parts: the Tokyo [...]

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