How Schneider Electric helps Interxion meet its requirements to standardize in its data centers

I caught up with Lex Coors, VP DTEG and Chief Engineering Officer, Interxion when he visited “Power to the Cloud” in Dubai to address the Middle East’s largest gathering of… Read more »

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Microsoft: A partner who has always been beside us

As the annual Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals conference came to a close a few weeks ago, I was reminded of an old alliance toast by my colleague Alistair Pim…. Read more »

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Operator Training Maximizes the Value of your Data Center Solution

My father-in-law recently took me for a drive in his brand new, top-of-the-line Buick. He is a “car guy” and clearly enjoyed showing off his newest prize. He pointed to the… Read more »

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PUE and ESPC and UESC! Oh my!

It’s been almost 9 months since I provided my last update to the current state of affairs in D.C. with respect to energy efficiency legislation. We’ve hit a couple potholes… Read more »


Why is Schneider Electric the Right Choice for Prefabricated Data Centers?

According to industry analysts, 451 Research, prefabricated modular data centers are evolving rapidly and beginning to win mainstream support. In fact the analyst states that “prefabrication is ready to transform… Read more »


What is Schneider Electric’s Strategy for Prefabricated Data Center Modules?

When Schneider Electric announced 14 prefabricated data center modules and 15 Data Center Reference Designs in November 2013, it represented a significant introduction in a market which was until recently… Read more »

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Verizon Wireless: On the Hunt for Latest and Greatest Technologies for its New Data Centers

Verizon Wireless, naturally, has a number of data centers and is in the process of building more. Like many others, the company is also concerned about energy efficiency so pays… Read more »

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Data Center Disruption: Are You Ready for a Dramatic Change in Energy Prices?

New technologies such as personal computers, the Internet, mobile devices and social media have transformed the way we work and live and the way enterprises do business. While transformational change… Read more »

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Schneider Electric and Telecity’s Award-Winning Condorcet Data Center

I had the pleasure of meeting with Stephane Duproz, managing director of Telecity France, when he came to Dubai to speak at Schneider Electric’s Power to the Cloud event. Addressing… Read more »

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IT and OT; How The Internet and Personalised, Real-Time Data Is Enabling The Convergence of IT

During my recent visit to Dubai and the Power At The Cloud event, I spent a short time talking with Jo Hart, Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Schneider… Read more »

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Cloud Data Centers and the art of Feng Shui

For over 3000 years, Feng Shui has been bringing balance and harmony to physical space. In China, millions of people live their lives according to the natural forces and principles… Read more »


Electrical Design and Maintenance Considerations in Data Center Disaster Avoidance

A sound disaster avoidance plan is crucial to ensuring the continuous 24x7x365 operation of a mission critical data center. The plan needs to cover numerous areas (as outlined in the… Read more »


Schneider Electric Mini-Pod Data Center Provisions Logicalis Hybrid Cloud at Loughborough University

The deployment of Hybrid Cloud Delivery services at Loughborough University is a subject which Simon Daykin, CTO of Logicalis, knows well. So it was with great interest that I went… Read more »

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How to Save Money and Improve Working Conditions: Pay More Attention to Lighting

Lighting is a topic most facilities managers apparently don’t pay enough attention to, at least according to the National Lighting Bureau. In a study from 2003, the NLB found that… Read more »

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How Schneider Electric helps Data Center Service Providers ensure consistent SLAs across national borders

  For multi-national companies rolling out data centers across multiple countries it can be a fine balancing act between adapting to local market conditions and regulatory requirements and at the… Read more »

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Data Center Science Series: Containerized Modules by Neil Rasmussen

  Short Answers to 6 Questions About Modular, Containerized Data Centers I recently recorded a series of videos for the marketing team here at Schneider Electric, including one that addresses… Read more »

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5 Data Center Resolutions for 2012

It’s a slam-dunk for any blogger to take advantage of the holiday season to write posts on holiday gifts and resolutions. Far be it from me to pass up this… Read more »

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Understanding Data Center Reliability, Availability and the Cost of Downtime

Here’s a sobering statistic from the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.: 93% of businesses that have lost availability in their data center for 10 days or more… Read more »

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Understanding Mean Time between Failure in the Data Center – Part 2

In this blog I am going to finish the topic I started last week’s blog on understanding MTBF.  If you recall, I stated towards then end of last week’s blog… Read more »

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Power Quality Issues : Silent Efficiency Killer

Why you should care? Several studies estimate that power quality issues cost the U.S. economy about $15 billion each year. Because approximately 80 percent of all power-quality problems originate from… Read more »


4 Types of Failures that Put Maximum Uptime at Risk – and How to Avoid Them

Maximum uptime is a philosophy. It begins with the planning of your facility and remains a continuous process through every step of design, construction, commissioning, operations, failure analysis and recommissioning…. Read more »

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4Trust, Schneider Electric and the Oman Data Park Data Center

When Schneider Electric Elite Partner 4Trust began working with Omantel on the Oman Data Park project in Muscat their choice of infrastructure supplier was a key strategic decision. Omantel wanted… Read more »

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In Advance of Hurricane Season, It’s Time to Conduct a UPS Checkup

According to the National Weather Service, hurricane season begins on May 15 for the Pacific and on June 1 for the Atlantic – mere weeks away. Given the various weather… Read more »

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What is the answer for Healthcare security today, with crime on the rise?

The rise of crime and violence is hospitals is staggering. 91% of all reported crimes in US Hospitals in 2010 had doubled since the last survey in 2004 by the… Read more »

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Modular Data Center Market is Heating up – and Reliability is One Reason

The market for prefabricated, modular data centers is heating up, to say the least. In a session at the Uptime Institute Symposium 2012 event this week in Santa Clara, industry… Read more »

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Wells Fargo VP offers 3 Keys to a Successful Merger

In 2008, Wells Fargo embarked on the largest acquisition in banking history when it announced plans to snap up Wachovia. Thus began a 3-year effort to integrate the technology infrastructure… Read more »

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Xperience Efficiency Session Outlines a Better Approach to Data Center Consolidation

In 2010, the U.S. federal government launched its ambitious Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), with the aim to close 40% of its 3,133 data centers by 2015. That’s 1,253… Read more »

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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

The devastation that we saw in areas such as Manhattan after hurricane Sandy naturally prompts lots of discussion about what went wrong and whether data center downtime directly caused by… Read more »

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Plug Into Holiday Efficiency: Home Energy Usage During the Holidays [Infographic]

Surge protectors and timed lighting decorations aren’t on most people’s holiday gift wish lists, but they should be. US energy consumption spikes during the holidays , along with food intake,… Read more »

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Six Types of Power Disturbances That Can Trip Up Your IT Systems

A study by the Electric Power Research Institute found that businesses lose between $104 billion and $164 billion per year due to power interruptions, and another $15 billion to $24… Read more »

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