What’s ahead for the data center industry? We’ve identified eight themes that will shape the data center business in 2021. The big themes: Pandemic response, sustainability and lots of M&A.
Google will use large batteries to replace the diesel generators at its data center in Belgium, describing the project as a first step towards using cleaner technologies to provide backup power for millions of servers around the world.
Ed Spears, Product Marketing Manager, Eaton Critical Power Solutions Division, explores how to make your uninterruptible power supply – or UPS system – to work creating new revenue for your data center.
Switch will use new large-scale energy storage technology from Tesla to boost its use of solar energy for its data center campuses in Las Vegas and Reno. Each Tesla Megapack provides up to 3 megawatts of energy storage.
Ed Spears, Product Marketing Manager, Eaton Critical Power Solutions Division, highlights the benefits and changing reputation of lithium-ion UPS batteries in the data center and colocation industry.
Lithium-ion batteries may have. been a common source of power for various consumer devices for years, but the they now being adopted, as well, for use with Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) applications, “as a means of ensuring uptime for mission-critical infrastructure in data centers.” A new white paper from Vertiv pointed out that for companies looking to deploy distributed computing and edge networks, lithium-ion batteries are well suited for use with IT deployments in remote locations.
John Hewitt, President, the Americas at Vertiv, explores 2020 data center trends to keep top of mind in the new year, including hybrid computing and an increased focus on speed of facility deployment.
Lead-acid batteries have been the go-to for default backup power for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). But the tides may be turning with the growing popularity of lithion-ion batteries. A new report from Vertiv explores how the lithium-ion battery has reached a stage of maturity that is can be considered as a viable replacement for the lead-acid battery in UPS applications.
Lithium-ion batteries are used in a variety of current consumer electronics. Now, the colocation and data center industry is taking note and discovering the possibilities of using lithium-ion batteries as backup energy sources for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). A new white paper from LiiON outlines a variety of potential advantages of using lithium-ion batteries to both data center designers and operational engineers.
In the last entry in the four-part Data Center Frontier Special Report Series that explores the future of lithium-ion batteries and their impact on energy storage, we discover why lithium iron phosphate acts as an ideal chemistry for UPS batteries.