It is impossible to discuss monitoring power quality without mentioning Data Center Infrastructure Monitoring (DCIM), as well as power monitoring and management systems. The final entry in a special report series highlights the importance of data center infrastructure monitoring to ensuring power quality in today’s colocation facilities.
Our special report series continues with a look at different elements of power quality management (PQM) for today’s data centers, including ground leakage currents, energy efficiency, the evolution of UPS systems, PDU transformers and more.
Recently, just as the cost of other digital devices have come down while becoming more powerful; PQM has also become more sophisticated and intelligent. The result, now PQM is far more cost effective and justifiable, even for smaller data centers. This post continues a new special report series and highlights the ins and outs of power quality management (PQM) for today’s data centers and the influence of power quality on data performance and integrity.
Data center power quality has implications throughout the mission-critical power chain, and can impact the operation of the IT equipment. In this special report series, Data Center Frontier and Powerside examine the key factors in data center power quality.
Improving data center energy efficiency is an important goal. There are a variety of complex business and technical issues which interact that can affect the design, as well as the present and future operating conditions over the operating life of the data center.
ASHRAE standard 90.4 may increase the cost of preparing documentation during data center design, and could limit innovation by hyperscale pioneers by having local build departments reject or limit their future design options. Learn more in this Data Center Frontier Special Report.
In 2016 the Energy Star program will expanded beyond servers to include storage systems and the large network equipment for data centers. While not all IT equipment will be Energy Star rated, it represents an energy cost reduction factor to consider when making IT purchasing decisions.
There are multiple issues related to controlling the air intake temperature that reaches your IT equipment. This article from the Data Center Frontier Special Report on the Evolving Data Center Cooling Standards offers advice on airflow management.
See DCF’s Rich Miller, Compass Datacenters’ Chris Crosby, DLB Associates’ Don Beaty and moderator Yevgeniy Sverdlik of Data Center Knowledge for a discussion about the “warming of the data center” at Data Center World on March 17.
Are you prepared for the upcoming revisions to the ASHRAE data center cooling standards – this new report from Data Center Frontier will help you get ready.