Uptime and performance are critical for data centers, but they can not continue to rely on diesel generators for reliable backup power, especially as they respond to price pressure and environmental sensibilities. Download the new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and Data Center Frontier that explores why microgrid use is on the rise and how microgrids improve resiliency, uptime, and a data center’s environmental profile.
In a world rightly concerned about climate change, growing energy requirements can be a liability. But with a few actionable steps, data center decision makers can use their energy purchasing power to be part of the solution. The new report explores these three questions to ask your data center provider about their energy consumption.
A new report from Anord Mardix explores how new multi-circuit metering systems (MCMS) can provide advanced metering capabilities at a lower cost. In this whitepaper, the firm looks at the evolution of metering and where the technology and market stand today, discusses the benefits and best-practices associated with metering deployment in a variety of data center environments, focuses on key device attributes and why they matter, and more.
If your company has a need to establish localized IT resources, you may be thinking of investing in and deploying multiple IT footprints in remote locations, as part of a distributed computing or edge network. In the past five years, lithium-ion batteries have come into use as a stored energy source in traditional data centers. Download the new white paper in which Vertiv looks at how these types of batteries can also be used to support single-phase UPS systems in remote mission-critical environments and edge data centers.
Today’s data center has come a long way from being the home of a single mainframe computer. It is a complicated mix of servers, storage, networking, load balancers and other hardware, all running multiple layers of software, keeping each data center manager busy overseeing daily operations. This white paper from Server Technology defines ten things every data center manager should know about power and identifies some key considerations for the data center planner and operator regarding how to simply and reliably power all of the IT hardware in the modern data center.
When designing a power protection scheme for data centers, IT and facility managers must ask themselves whether a distributed or centralized backup strategy makes more sense. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question. Download the new white paper from Vertiv that explores the principle of centralized versus distributed bypass and applies it equally to standalone monolithic and integrated-modular UPS architectures.
The most common UPS topology currently used in the industry is double conversion; nevertheless, most UPS suppliers have introduced Eco Modes of operation to further increase the levels of efficiency of the UPS. Download the new paper from Vertiv, which analyzes potential drawbacks of Eco Mode types of operation, further highlights elements to consider when using these modes of operation, and gives a review of field results for technologies like the Liebert Trinergy Cube UPS and more.
Data center energy usage has been increasing dramatically, and the trend isn’t stopping. Delivering lower emissions and the option of longer run times, fast-start natural gas generators can provide electricity when data center operators need it. Download a new white paper from INNIO that highlights how growing data center electricity demand has paved the way for a new generation of data center solutions and data center power strategies.
The trend of more power sources generating more carbon dioxide can’t be sustained indefinitely. Download the new paper from Vertiv that explores how with technology advancements and components such as gallium nitride (GaN), that enable ultra-high 98% efficiency and improved power densities, power loss can be reduced up to 50% compared to 96% efficient rectifiers.
With an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), you have made a significant investment in power protection for your operations, so it doesn’t make sense to risk that investment on batteries that may not work when needed most. This white paper from Vertiv highlights the critical role of the battery within single-phase UPS systems and discusses the options for ensuring power and business continuity, especially as IT networks increase in size and complexity and/or become more dispersed.