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.
Data center managers are continuously faced with the challenge of providing increased levels of power in subsequently reduced areas of space. Download the new white paper from Raritan that addresses how power monitoring solutions can be effectively used to meet these demands, while simultaneously delivering an IT environment that is able to achieve evolving business, usage, regulatory, and financial goals.
In a new whitepaper, Server Technology explore the roles that flexibility and reusability will play going forward in making decisions around engineering future data center designs, and how data centers continue to work on their environmental impacts by pursuing efficiency, reusability, and waste reduction. Download the new report today, “Flexibility and Sustainability for the Dynamic Data Center,” to learn more about how efforts to grow flexibility, resiliency and reusability in the colocation industry will shape further evolution of the data center.
The Data Center 101: Data Center report, brought to you in partnership with Open Spectrum, is part of the Data Center Frontier Data Center 101 Special Report series. This entry, part of a group of 14 reports that cover the ins and outs of the data center industry, explores different data center power options. Download the new report for an introduction to data center power options to suite all of your customers’ needs.
All too often, data center users enter new markets and are greeted with unpleasant surprises on their energy spending. Download the new white paper from Stream Data Centers that covers the ins and outs of capacity energy markets for data centers, as well as the most practical ways to address your data center and colocation energy needs.