Articles Tagged: data center

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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Helping Internal Colocation Service Providers Manage Multi-Tenant Environments More Effectively

Over my last few blogs I’ve been writing about the benefits which transparency can potentially bring to colocation service providers as well as the consumers of colocation services. I’ve tried… Read more »

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4 Ways IronGate is Hitting Colocation’s New Sweet Spot

The colocation buyer has a new name and it starts with a “C” — whether it’s the CIO, COO, CFO or, increasingly, the chief digital officer (CDO), the players have… Read more »

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What Will It Take for Colocation Providers to Reach New Levels of Innovation

I had the opportunity last month to speak to the Global Operations team of a large colocation provider regarding Schneider’s view of technical innovation inside the cloud and service provider… Read more »

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Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center Cost Calculator – A tool to illustrate the cost differences

The latest in our TradeOff Tool collection is the Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center Cost Calculator, which can be an important tool during the planning phase of a data center… 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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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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White Paper Provides an Education for IT Professionals on Data Center Electrical Terms and Concepts

Working in a data center, IT professionals undoubtedly come across electrical terms from time to time that they may not completely understand, or perhaps don’t understand at all. But in… Read more »

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Micro data centers: The Perfect Choice for Edge Computing

With the explosion of connected devices and data applications, bandwidth, latency and processing speed are becoming big concerns. It’s hard to keep up with the fast pace of business if… Read more »

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Micro Data Centers: From Edge to Enterprise Computing

Reporting on the recent “Business of Cloud, Data Center and Hosting Summit” run by analyst firm 451 Research, journalist Martin Banks defined micro data centers as “small systems designed to… Read more »

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How Do Prefabricated Data Centers contribute to a Smart City?

Two of the main talking points at events I attended towards the end of 2013 were Smart Cities and Prefabricated Modular Data Centers. I had a bit of a packed… Read more »

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Designing Arc Flash Safety into Your Data Centers

Data centers face specific challenges when it comes to addressing arc flash dangers. The only truly safe electrical system is a de-energized electrical system, but cutting power to critical servers… Read more »

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Why Aren’t Standardization and Modularity a Bigger Part of the Data Center Market?

In their report “Prefabricated Modular Data Centers; 2014 and Beyond”, 451 Research – a leading analyst serving the data center market – says that the way most operators plan, design and build… Read more »

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Energy University: Helping Advance Careers with Education and Certification

  At the Xperience Efficiency 2013 event in early June in Washington, D.C., Schneider Electric announced that its Energy University program now has more than 350,000 registered users. At the… Read more »

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Prefabrication will reduce uncertainty in your data center project

It’s common today that businesses need hundreds of trillions of floating-point calculations per second to manufacture their own “super computer”. Every supercomputer uses the very latest, multi-processors in parallel to… Read more »

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Are micro data centers the engine to power the IoT (Internet of Things)?

I have not heard this much buzz in the IT industry since the early 1990’s – well, since the original internet was introduced. Now the Internet of Things (IoT) is… Read more »

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An Update on The Green Grid, Data Center Metrics and Regulation

Recently I met up with Andre Rouyer, Industry and Alliances for The Green Grid, whilst visiting Data Centres Europe. I asked him to bring me up to date with some… Read more »

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Colocation Providers Come Together to Maximize Mutual Success

In early October of this year some Schneider Electric colleagues and I had the pleasure of hosting more than 40 colocation operators from 11 countries at our 3rd annual International… Read more »

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The importance of data center life cycle management

One of the biggest challenges for data center professionals is managing the life cycle of data center equipment in a way that optimizes performance while reducing downtime. There is a… 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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Preparing for DCIM Culture Shock

According to my old friend Wikipedia, culture shock is the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life due to immigration or visiting a new… Read more »

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A few takeaways from performing data center power & cooling assessments

Several times throughout the course of a year, I have the fortunate opportunity to participate in conducting Power & Cooling Assessments at customer data centers.  Schneider Electric’s Mission Critical Services… Read more »

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Power Monitoring System: Intelligence keeps you ahead of the game.

In my last blog posts, I talked about how Power Quality affects the entire electrical infrastructure and that it’s important to consider every system element needed to keep your facility… 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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