Articles Tagged: data center

Summing up the Hottest Data Center Topics of 2016 – With an Eye to the Year Ahead

With December upon us, the floodgates are officially open for blog posts that look back at the year we leave behind or towards the year ahead. Consider this one something… Read more »

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Key Takeaways from the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Summit

Bringing industry and the Federal government together, Schneider Electric’s recent Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Summit focused on tackling optimization and efficiency goals for government data centers. In doing so,… Read more »

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DCIM Helps Colocation Providers Add Transparency to Customer Value

Over the past couple of years, we have conducted regular roundtable discussions with colocation service providers to collect first-hand insights into the way that their market is changing and evolving…. Read more »

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Prefabricated Data Centers: Moving from Niche to Mainstream Applications

One of the trends in the data center market in recent years has been the diversity in size and focus of installations. Massive centralized data centers are being supplemented by… Read more »

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Micro Data Centers Helping Match IT to Application Requirements

The growth in both the number and size of data centers is having a major impact on power generation around the world. For example, during the opening plenary session of… Read more »

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Change Is on the Horizon in Data Center Cooling Refrigerants

The data center industry is poised for significant change in the refrigerants which are used in cooling systems, changes that you’d do well to pay attention to in order to… Read more »

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How Your Smartphone Can Monitor Your Data Center and Your Black Friday Bargains this Thanksgiving

The holiday period traditionally brings with it some winners and some losers. Last year for example, the holiday retail sales battle was arguably lost by physical stores. According to a… Read more »

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Uptime Institute’s Take on DCOI

Uptime Institute is partnering with Schneider Electric at the Data Center Optimization Initiative Summit, on November 30 in Washington, D.C. The global advisory firm has extensive experience in the enterprise… Read more »

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Using Technology to Predict the Next Presidential Election – Getting It Right Next Time

Boy was the election polling wrong!   How in the world could this have happened in this era of technology?  We certainly had choices on how to follow election results this… Read more »

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For Large Data Centers, Indirect Economizer Cooling Makes Sound Business Sense

At this point in the evolution of data centers, use of economizer mode cooling technology is pretty much standard, at least for large data centers such as those owned by… Read more »

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The Ultimate in Data Center Protection: Arc Flash Mitigation Techniques

In recent years, arc flash has become a hot topic for the data center industry because of the increasing awareness of its dangers, both to personnel and equipment.  Regulations and… Read more »

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Dr. Frankenstein and Data Centers

I suppose not very many would think of data centers as being alive per se.  Maybe some of those 2nd shift facility operators might as they walk their lonely, contained… Read more »

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Call a Plumber…? There’s Water Dripping out of Electrical Conduits in the Data Center!

It’s summer, which is always a test for data center operators and data center design and preparedness. With the arrival of the “dog days of summer” occasionally comes an unexpected… Read more »

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Italian Wine, Schneider Electric and the Internet of Things …

Sometimes this job is very cool.  As I write this, I’m sitting in a little coffee shop near the Duomo in Milan, Italy having a glass of Amarone and some… Read more »

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Building and Financial Considerations When Selecting a Data Center Site

Last month I wrote about the importance of data center site selection, which was top of mind in the wake of October’s Hurricane Sandy. Since then we’ve been hit with… Read more »

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Podcast: Implementing a Low-Cost Energy Management Process in Your Data Center

“Many data centers use much more energy that they need to,” says Soeren Brogaard Jensen, VP Enterprise Software at Schneider Electric. But historically, data center managers have tended to be… Read more »

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The Best Laid Data Center Plans of Mice and Men

  If you think about all the phases of a data center’s life cycle…plan, design, build, commission, operate/maintain/monitor/optimize, and assess…..that first early planning phase ought to be the quickest and… Read more »

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Simplify the Data Center Planning Process with Reference Designs

It probably should go without saying that the planning phase is crucial to any data center project. But the specific planning process you use will go a long way toward… 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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In Large Data Centers, Medium-voltage Distribution Makes Lots of Sense

Data center engineers have long dealt with the issue of distributing power to the various components that need it, from CRAC/CRAH units to IT equipment and UPSs. For the most… Read more »

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Cisco House experience illustrates transformational opportunities for countries, cities and organizations today and in the future

Cisco House celebrates the powers of transformation, with a focus on how transformation can enrich communities, individuals and businesses. Innovation, particularly via clever application of technologies and thought leadership in… Read more »

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Prefabricated data center modules break the mold for design flexibility!

Remember the old days when we built power and cooling infrastructure into a data center building? The IT load was all the same voltage and similar IT rack density and… Read more »

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Changes you MIGHT see in the next Electrical Code for batteries and other energy storage systems

In the current National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-2014), if you want to find information about energy storage devices such as batteries, capacitors, fuel cells, etc., you probably need a search… Read more »

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Summing up the Hottest Data Center Topics of 2016 – With an Eye to the Year Ahead

With December upon us, the floodgates are officially open for blog posts that look back at the year we leave behind or towards the year ahead. Consider this one something… Read more »

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Describing Data Centers to Poets: the Human Body Analogy

As someone who works in or around data centers for a living, you’ve likely had the experience of trying to explain to someone who is not up to speed just… Read more »

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Voltage sags aren’t that swell

It’s good to get a warning when a dip is in the road ahead. And it’s good to take it seriously, as I learned as a teenager with my new… Read more »

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Eight steps to plan for successful data integration

Integrating various software systems in your data center for monitoring, control, maintenance, planning and analysis is critical for businesses as it grants access to interpreting and acting on data that… Read more »

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Data Center Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Earlier this month I attended the Schneider Electric “Leadership Forum” – an annual get-together where the company’s strategy is shared, discussed and then disseminated. It’s not unusual for these events… Read more »

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Assessing Fuel Cells and Micro-turbines for Backup Data Center Power

Data center operators are always looking for ways to improve reliability and one of the main challenges in that effort is making sure the data center has a reliable source… Read more »

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How a Shoebox-Sized Device Saves Colo Data Centers 30% on Energy Bills

Good things come in small packages.  And for colocation data center operators looking to reduce costs, energy savings of up to 30% can be delivered via a new generation of… Read more »

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