Power use growth has been offset through energy efficiency gained by the dramatic shift of compute workloads from legacy data centers to newer, significantly more efficient, enterprise-class colocation campuses and hyperscale cloud data centers. Ben Garrard, Vice President of Product Management at CoreSite, takes a deep dive into the changing landscape of power supply in today’s data centers.
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.
“With the shift of enterprise-owned Information and Communications Technology (ICT) equipment into multitenant data center (MTDC)/colocation sites and the anticipated growth of remote/edge sites, basic control of power for remotely located ICT equipment is becoming an important consideration in overall power management strategy. That’s according to a new white paper from CPI.
The busway. From starting within the automotive industry in the 1930’s and now evolving to widespread use in data centers, the technology has made its place. A new report from Anord Mardix focused on busways aims to contextualize that evolution and present a fresh approach for 2020 and further. According to the company, “busway offers a high density, flexible power distribution solution for many applications.”
High physical density and high power density go “hand in hand” when it comes to the data center. That’s according to a new report from Server Technology that contends to maximize both without having to pay for specialty infrastructure, many data centers have found it attractive to deploy 415V 3-phase AC power to the rack.
In the new industry brief, “5G, Smart Cities, and Edge: The IOT in Our Lives,” Server Technology discusses the IoT, its relationship to Smart Cities and 5G wireless, and how IoT, Smart Cities, and 5G will require remotely managed intelligent power to deliver on the promises of better information and control, resulting in improved lifestyles and greater efficiency.
Just a few years ago, the idea of using 3-Phase power distribution at the equipment cabinet would have amazed — and amused — data center managers and employees . But today, according to a new report from Server Technology, there are several simple facts within the data center environment that have created demand for 3- Phase power in the equipment cabinet.