Articles Tagged: APC

Getting comfortable with elevated data center temperatures

Running data centers at elevated air temperatures cuts energy costs by reducing energy for cooling, but only recently has the industry started to get comfortable with the practice of running… Read more »

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Congrats to The Green Grid – a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate in Sustainability

Regular readers of this blog may have picked up on the fact that Schneider Electric is a big supporter of The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to promoting resource… 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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The hidden cost of cooling redundancy

The hidden cost of cooling redundancy – and how Data Center Infrastructure Management software helps you identify it. I recently spent some time in a small data center with a… Read more »

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Cruise Ship Lines Could Learn Lessons from Data Center Operators

A few days ago a colleague emailed me a photo taken on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship, the one that was stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for about… Read more »

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Protecting the Edge is Crucial in a Cloud Environment

As companies continue to adopt more cloud and virtualization technologies, they would do well to pay special attention to the devices that are now essentially the lifeline to their IT… Read more »

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How Does Modular Data Center Architecture Help Telecity Scale Capacity for the Cloud?

I was speaking with Stéphane Duproz, Directeur Général of Telecity France at the recent Data Centres Europe 2012 conference in Nice. As a major collocation provider, Telecity Group positions its… Read more »

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Data Center Capital Cost Calculator – A Tool to Help Align Your Data Center Business Requirements with Your Project Budget

The data center capital cost calculator can be an invaluable tool to help ensure that a particular design will be in line with your project’s budget, whether it be a… Read more »

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Overhead Air Conditioning Solution Saves Floor Space and Solves Data Center Structural Challenges

All data center designs bring their own set of challenges. Sometimes the scale of the challenge is not reflected in the size of the facility; a small datacenter design and… Read more »

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One year on: An update on DCIM adoption from Data Centres Europe 2013

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software is one of the hot topics of the day in the data center industry, with much of the talk on booths, platforms and in… Read more »

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Learn How to Get Smarter About Your Data Center at Energy University

All too many data center operators are unable to answer simple questions about their data centers, such as where best to deploy a new server from a power and cooling… Read more »

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Congrats to The Green Grid – a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate in Sustainability

Regular readers of this blog may have picked up on the fact that Schneider Electric is a big supporter of The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to promoting resource… Read more »

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The hidden cost of cooling redundancy

The hidden cost of cooling redundancy – and how Data Center Infrastructure Management software helps you identify it. I recently spent some time in a small data center with a… Read more »

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Schneider Electric Helps BusinessSuites Survive Hurricanes and More

When you’re in the business of providing fully equipped office space for companies large and small, complete with phone and Internet service, it behooves you to make sure those services… Read more »

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The State of the Data Center Industry Survey and DCIM Findings

Uptime Institute’s 2013 State of the Industry Data Center Survey is their third annual report and features responses from over 1,000 data center owners and operators from around the world…. Read more »

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Increase yield, reduce costs and maintain quality with Advanced Process Control

What should the optimal operating point for my multivariate process be? If you’re asking this question, it’s tough to find an answer. For instance, in a milk powder production plant… Read more »

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Rep. Welch of Vermont Stumps for Energy Bill at Xperience Efficiency Event

Xperience Efficiency 2013, the traveling Schneider Electric event that kicked off in early June in Washington, D.C., is attracting some significant players in the battle for energy efficiency. On the… Read more »

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How Advanced Process Control is Positively Changing Performance Metrics

Guest Blogger: Rachel Carson, Marketing Intern for the Process Industries Today we live within a modern age of rapidly accelerating technology. From self-driving trucks to face-recognition payment systems, there is… Read more »

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IDC Once Again Names Schneider Electric a Leader in DCIM Category

It appears data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software is getting some much-deserved attention in the marketplace, and Schneider Electric in particular is getting its due for its StruxureWare for Data… Read more »

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Japan’s Data Centers Show Pleasingly High Interest in DCIM

Recently I made a presentation about data center infrastructure management software for Schneider Electric at an industry event in Japan. The event was amazingly well attended with over 500 executives… Read more »

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Schneider Electric Data Center Service Provider Team Hits the Road for a 4-City Tour with Experts from 451 Research

The Schneider Electric Data Center Service Provider (DCSP) Team is embarking on a 4-city tour with experts from 451 Research to present a series of free events that explore issues… Read more »

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Five Fire Prevention Steps to Take Now in Data Centers

In data centers, where an organization’s entire digital infrastructures operates, close attention to fire safety is a must. Every procedure should include fire-safety considerations that are followed every time. Here… Read more »

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Hot or Cold Air Containment? Examine Your Constraints to Decide

It’s well known by now that air containment systems can eliminate hot spots and provide energy savings over traditional, uncontained data center designs. But which is best for an existing… Read more »

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A Little Water Is Not Always A Large Savings

If I told you that through changes to your facility infrastructure and operational practices your facility water use could drop by 7.4 million gallons per year, what would you say? … Read more »

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Xperience Efficiency Event Showcases the Role of Alliances in Building Smart Cities and Achieving Energy Efficiency

  At the Schneider Electric Xperience Efficiency 2013 event in Washington, D.C. early this month I caught up with Alistair Pim, who is Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances for… Read more »

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The People Factor Elevates Data Center Safety

Data centers are getting larger, and operating at higher power densities, and that makes data center safety more important than ever. While the potential dangers of working with electricity have… Read more »

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Does your acceptable use policy cover power and cooling?

My colleague Paul Lin and I recently wrote a white paper that discusses some causes of stranded space, power, and cooling capacity in colocation data centers.  Stranded space, power, and… Read more »

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