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Right-Sizing Data Center UPS Redundancy and Reliability

Right-Sizing Data Center UPS Redundancy and Reliability
August 5, 2015 No Comments »

The data center industry, facing exponentially growing demand for data and networking capacity, is challenging its power distribution and protection partners to provide electrical infrastructure topology solutions—including uninterruptible power supply (UPS) modules—with a wider range of power reliability to protect ... Read More »

Data Center Efficiency: 40% Improvement Through Best Practices

Data Center Efficiency: 40% Improvement Through Best Practices
August 3, 2015 2 Comments »

U.S. data centers consume about 100 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, representing more than 2% of all U.S. electricity use according to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates. With the data explosion apparent in cloud computing, the Internet of Things, digital ... Read More »

What the New California Title 24 Requirements Mean for Your Data Center

What the New California Title 24 Requirements Mean for Your Data Center
July 22, 2015 1 Comment »

The latest 2013 revision of the California Energy Code (Title 24 of the CA Code of Regulations, Part 6) contains implications for the way we cool data centers, server rooms, MDFs, IDFs, and just about every other computer room in ... Read More »

Droughts and Data Centers

Droughts and Data Centers
June 2, 2015 3 Comments »

The ongoing severe drought in California, as well as perennial concerns about the availability of water (particularly in western states), raises serious questions for data center operators. Water plays an important role in cooling many facilities, but how should companies ... Read More »

Lithium-Ion Power for Data Storage and Servers

Lithium-Ion Power for Data Storage and Servers
April 8, 2015 2 Comments »

Data is one of the most important things to protect, whether personal or corporate, and more and more data is produced and stored than ever before. Very large amounts of data residing in cloud-based storage require backup power to prevent ... Read More »

Big Data Equals Big Power, so Why Use Medium-Voltage UPS?

Big Data Equals Big Power, so Why Use Medium-Voltage UPS?
March 11, 2015 1 Comment »

The tendency towards mega data centers in the internet and IT sectors requires an increasing demand for stable power at single locations. With more demand for data storage (owing to frequent uploads of photos to Facebook or other social-media accounts), ... Read More »

Pursuing the Green Data Center

Pursuing the Green Data Center
March 2, 2015 4 Comments »

In the flurry of today’s tech trends—cloud computing, mobility, productivity apps, big data, Internet of Things, M2M and so on—one can easily forget that data, whether created a decade ago or this very moment, has to live somewhere. With three ... Read More »

Data Center Power Trends

Data Center Power Trends
February 18, 2015 1 Comment »

Data center designers are increasingly adopting the maxim that bigger is better. Driven to a large extent by the shift toward colocation, hyper-scale data centers are becoming more common. As these facilities have grown larger, they have also grown more ... Read More »

Facility Software Systems: Design, Construction and Operational Impacts

Facility Software Systems: Design, Construction and Operational Impacts
January 21, 2015 1 Comment »

Just as modern data centers are built to support software applications and the hardware they live on, they also rely heavily on the software that drives control and monitoring systems. In many facilities, today’s critical control means less adjusting of ... Read More »

Modular Data Centers: Commissioning Success

Modular Data Centers: Commissioning Success
December 8, 2014 No Comments »

This article is the final installment of a five-part series by Stephen Madaffari, Principal of Data Centers Delivered, on the process by which businesses considering modular data center options should properly evaluate, review and implement solutions. (See also part one, ... Read More »