Intelligence Update

Uptime Intelligence Research Agenda

The latest Uptime Intelligence research agenda includes a list all published and planned reports from January 2024 to May 2024, and is focused on Uptime Intelligence primary coverage areas: 1) power generation, distribution, energy storage; 2) data center management software (automation, AI); 3) sustainability, energy efficiency; 4) silicon and systems; 5) resiliency: outages, topology, climate risks; 6) cooling and heat rejection; 7) staffing and skills; 8) security and human risk 

January 2024

Tools to improve power use by IT are underused

Tracking of IT equipment varies widely and often fall short

EU’s EED: proposed reporting revisions

Five data center predictions for 2024

How server power management works

Colocation and public cloud growth masks enterprise expansion

Resiliency versus low PUE: regulators a catalyst for innovation

AI startups innovate in cooling and IT operations

Uptime’s predictions 2022 to 2024 — relevant and actionable?

Air-assisted direct liquid cooling


February 2024

Most operators plan to spend more on rising demand

Critical role for EU data center code of conduct

The role of AI in digital infrastructure management

Managing server performance for power: a missed opportunity

EU battery regulations: what do the new rules mean?

Long shifts in data centers — time to reconsider?

UK prepares resiliency, cybersecurity legislation for colocation

US mandates crypto energy reporting: will data centers be next?

Cloud outage insurance: assessing policy option


March 2024

Ineffective cyber policies increase corporate risk

Data collection for IT metrics: is the industry ready?

Capacity expands rapidly, but complexity is challenging

Sustainability data exchange in colo and cloud contracts

Annual outage analysis 2024

AI’s impact on data center operations (Part 1)

Scoping data center security

Uptime Institute Data Center Supply Chain Survey 2023 report

Data center carbon, with a focus on Scope 3 and EACs: frameworks

Generative AI and global power consumption: high, but not that high


April 2024

Data center water issues — are they critical?

Data center carbon, with a focus on Scope 3 and EACs: reporting

AI’s impact on data center operations (Part 2)

Heat re-use engineering

Underwater data centers: the definitive take

Advanced persistent threats in the data center

The coming of quantum usefulness

Low carbon concrete and steel: volume production is not imminent

Finalized EED reporting requirements

Sidecars, sidekicks, CDUs and HRUs: the engineering options


May 2024

24/7 carbon-free energy — taking your game to the next level

Data center sustainability versus resiliency

Hydrogen power and data centers

The anatomy of a thermal runaway

The hidden costs of unfilled positions

Lithium-ion and fire: is it under control?

What would it take to shift the industry to HVO?

The psychology of outages

Redfish: a reality check on adoption

Why aren’t data centers more automated?


Titles, dates and descriptions are subject to change. Further details and extra reports and updates will be added to further iterations of this sheet as needed and will be available closer to the date of publication.