NEW TRENDS IN DATA SERVERS – At a time when the word, “Data” peaks everyone’s interest and intrusion – no matter what anyone says or does, data will continue to be collected – why… because they can. It has become a game of sorts.
Both spurious and benign – Since the atomic bomb was dropped and the Cold War began (when data was filed in cabinets), governments (especially the U.S.) have been collecting information on people and activities that make them nervous.
Time to revisit the cult movie, “The Lives of Others” – this 2007 Academy Award winner shows how 1984 East German Stasis collected data on all their citizens (phone taps, listening, even opening mail), out of fear of losing control.
As technology becomes more advanced – from then to now – we know it is easier and faster to electronically collect and save data not only for governments, but as corporations collect huge amounts of data. Until now, everyone complained how expensive it was to power data servers. Saving ever-growing amounts of data for a possible time when we/they might need it, countries have become hoarders; it’s an addiction of sorts.
What’s unnecessary – the cost of powering data servers. That is correct. Currently, those vast amounts of electricity expended to power data servers and maintain cool temperatures in warehousing is unnecessary. See: http://www.worldviewopinion.net/utah-site-home-to-nsa-data-server/
A most curious thing, the above article describes the new NSA data collecting center in Utah, but that facility does not use ZAT innovation to power their servers. However, new data centers in China will be incorporating ZAT technology in their data-saving facilities.
Why is that – China has purchased the licensing rights to this technology from U.S. inventor Peter Sumaruck and his company Zero-Amp Technology. China understands how this technology creates unlimited electric power; they know how it works – fuel-free and pollution-free.
Currently the U.S. would rather rely on old technology – oil, gas, coal and nuclear. With U.S. data servers, huge amounts of taxpayers’ dollars are still spent on electricity. The U.S. prefers to brace their old infrastructure, while China looks to the future. China is anxious to expand any and all avenues of energy production, including unlimited fuel-free power.
Powering data servers with ZAT energy is the logical development.
News from “The Guardian,” August 9, 2013- Ladar Levinson, US founder of Lavabit (a data mail server-service used by Edward Snowden) has decided to shut down his business rather than comply with “unjust secret US court orders.” Mr. Levinson says that his experiences have taught him an important lesson, “Without congressional action, or a strong judicial precedent, I would strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States.”
We hope this restrictive situation will soon be ameliorated and normal business transactions will soon follow.
Why and how metropolis Hong Kong is becoming a data center hotspot
Hong Kong is considering locating data centers in artificially constructed caves, primarily because of the limit of available land, and the advantage of underground temperature – cool.
Possible disadvantages: need to lower water tables; toxic materials requiring removal.
Advantages of building underground: the facility would have a more dependable security system; there would be limited public access. And yes, a cave-like facility would be naturally cooled, but consider this, wherever data servers are located, temperature is no longer a concern since air quality is cost-free, with ZAT innovation.
What about bio-gas fuel cells, diesel and power grids – It has been suggested that bio-gas from methane be used in fuel cells to power data centers (being planned in Arizona), and that the cost would be less than the rate charged by major cities’ utilities. The Arizona plan calls for four data halls, each hall containing, “… eight pods of 10,000 sq ft, each with a dedicated 2,000kVA unit substation and 1,500kW primary diesel engine generator.”
Use of a diesel generator is completely unnecessary – this is the point, no fuel needs to be used in China’s new technology. And why pay “a lower rate” when the data center should be free of utility charges. The only cost for China’s data centers will be for the technology and application, with very little maintenance.
The advantage of a designated structure is for absolute security, but for greater flexibility, China’s new technology can be installed in a current structure, “even in an NSA building” [forgive a writer’s levity].
Of note – A Data Center and Virtualization Summit will be held in Hong Kong on September 11, 2013. Outlook shows data centers face massive change(s) to be addressed. The event features technology updates, Big Data management, and data security as main issues.
In May 2013, Meng Su, Professor of Marketing at Guanghua, Beijing’s renowned business school, advised his audience, “China will soon become world’s most important data market.” He advised students to choose a career as “data scientists,”… “one of the most valuable jobs in the next 10 years.”
August 1, 2013, China is developing Hong Kong metropolis as a hub location for data centers reaching throughout Asia. China sees this as a race against rivals like Singapore and Malaysia. Hong Kong has the advantage of being a gateway to mainland China, while remaining outside the China firewall.
Ganesan Periakarruppan, a market research analyst, says Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia have strong English-speaking pools of IT workers, but the greatest challenge in Asia is to maintain a Tier 4, the highest level of electrical power, cooling distribution, redundant components, and duopoly systems (at least two power providers).
Using ZAT technology, each data center has its own power production system, (or several) independent of a grid; it is unnecessary to attach to a grid if power is produced immediately and onsite.
Ganesan says, “As long as you’ve got continuous power, there are no other challenges.”
Charlotte Wilson is the Information Officer and Partner at Zero-Amp Technology, and the Publisher of Worldview Opinion .net
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