This white paper looks at the concepts, considerations and approaches in designing, selecting and deploying the appropriate rack PDU for typical data center applications. It describes the basic ingredients for delivering adequate, reliable power to the rack, as well as the factors and best practices that will contribute to a reliable, operationally efficient and environmentally sound data center for today and for the future. To learn more download this guide.
In this eBook, we will discuss the cost and security implications of maintaining a data center and the importance of having a reliable PDU to help you achieve continuous uptime.
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After looking at the specifics around LIB and lead-acid energy storage alternatives, we can see the future looks promising for lithium ion batteries. They are designed to bring extended life, reduced weight, smaller size and greater flexibility to modern data center providers. For more information on Lithium Ion Battery solutions for UPS applications, please download this white paper.
The Intel DCM solution provided us with real-time and historical data center thermal maps and cooling analysis. The analysis covered not only servers and racks from different OEMs but also storage, networks, and facilities equipment. We were able to detect hotspots and cooling anomalies and find ”ghost” (underused) servers. Because Intel DCM was easy to implement, integrate, administer, and operate, this solution provided significant ROI in a short amount of time.
For data center facility managers and business owners, achieving energy saving goals while also reducing risk is challenging. Addressing future issues today is essential. Download this guide to learn more about the five industry trends that are shaping internal environments in the data center industry.
It is time to finally get over the misconceptions generated by the loud and misleading rhetoric regarding the superior efficiencies of close-coupled and liquid cooled server cabinet solutions, as well as the supposed limits on power densities that can be effectively cooled by air. Passive air cooling can successfully dissipate as much heat as can be generated by commercial servers that can actually fit in a 42-45 U cabinet, and in fact more than most close-coupled and liquid-cooled solutions. In addition, air-cooled solutions that rely on complete isolation between supply air and return air are more efficient than most close-coupled systems and provide access to lower data center cooling costs and energy savings.
The evolved data center model allows you only buy the space and power you want. Where the traditional colocation model locks you into long-term contracts for power you may not use, the evolved pay- for-use model eliminates the need to forecast IT demand and provides control over capacity. As a result, you reduce waste and align your data center to the needs of your business.
Today’s CIO faces a host of challenges and new trends and energy availability and the disconnect with data. Budgets are tight and in many cases decreasing. At the same time, IT is becoming more strategic as the amount of energy and data created is exploding and the value of accessing that data in real time is continuously increasing. Much of this data must be mined and acted upon instantaneously while it is still of value, requiring the application of bigger and more powerful data centers. To learn more download this white paper.
Power consumption in the data center continues to be a rising trend. The need to provide redundant power systems with high reliability and availability of compute resources is a major driving force for the increase in power utilization. Some data centers use just as much power for non-compute or “overhead energy” like cooling, lighting and power conversions, as they do to power servers. The ultimate goal is to reduce this “overhead energy” loss, so that more power is dedicated to revenue-generating equipment, without jeopardizing reliability and availability of resources.
Intel IT conducted a technology evaluation of Intel Power Node Manager and Intel® Data Center Manager (Intel® DCM). Our goals were to assess the potential of these Intel® power management technologies to increase data center energy efficiency, and to validate potential usage models. Download this white paper to learn more.