Articles Tagged: data centre

The Importance of Working with Clients as a Critical Facilities Partner

Stephen Hilton is the Arcadis Leader for the Critical Facilities Sector in Asia and manages the Mechanical and Engineering Teams in Hong Kong. In both roles, he provides strategic support… Read more »

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Who Owns the Risk?

Some time ago, my colleague Joseph Reele wrote of the risk implications of various data centre choices that might be made. In that article Reele identified a (possibly simplistic) trade-off… Read more »

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Back Up Your Backup!

Natural disasters are on a constant rise. There were at least 296 natural disasters recorded globally in 2013, with our region contributing the highest number. As Singapore is close to… Read more »

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Wait and Hope: A Strategy for Data Center Overcooling

“…the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these words: Wait and hope.” Or so wrote Alexandre Dumas, in his novel The Count of Monte Christo. Once the… 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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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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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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Moving to a Razor and Blades Strategy for Data Center Software

For a hundred years, Kodak was one of the world’s great brands. Founded in 1888 by George Eastman, it dominated the photographic world during the 20th Century. In 1976 it… Read more »

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The Benefits of Data Center Modularity

The growing demand for data center space, coupled in many cases with pressure to get it built quickly, is forcing the industry to re-examine how these centers can be developed… 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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Does Prefabrication Mean Lower Cost Data Centers?

With prefabricated modules evidently an important part of the company’s strategy for the data center sector, I caught up with Kevin Brown, Vice President Data Center Offer at Schneider Electric… 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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Who can Benefit from Prefabricated Modular Data Centers

With the announcement of an extensive range of prefabricated data center modules, Schneider Electric has added impetus to a market which is set, according to 451 Research, to gain a… 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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How can Prefabrication advance Data Center design and build in the Middle East?

At “Power to the Cloud” in Dubai, I asked Tony Day, Global Director, Business Development, Prefabricated Solutions, Schneider Electric how prefabricated solutions can help Middle Eastern customers develop data centers… 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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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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8 Common Mistakes in Building an Operational Sustainability Model

I often see companies putting huge amounts of money into new data centers, bringing in design experts, architects and the like. They create buildings that look great and certainly have… Read more »

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Moving to a Razor and Blades Strategy for Data Center Software

For a hundred years, Kodak was one of the world’s great brands. Founded in 1888 by George Eastman, it dominated the photographic world during the 20th Century. In 1976 it… Read more »

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The problem with Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) definitions

According to Wikipedia, the “Software-defined data center (SDDC) is an architectural approach to IT infrastructure that extends virtualization concepts such as abstraction, pooling, and automation to all of the data center’s resources and services… Read more »

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How can Prefabrication advance Data Center design and build in the Middle East?

At “Power to the Cloud” in Dubai, I asked Tony Day, Global Director, Business Development, Prefabricated Solutions, Schneider Electric how prefabricated solutions can help Middle Eastern customers develop data centers… Read more »

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8 Common Mistakes in Building an Operational Sustainability Model

I often see companies putting huge amounts of money into new data centers, bringing in design experts, architects and the like. They create buildings that look great and certainly have… Read more »

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Back Up Your Backup!

Natural disasters are on a constant rise. There were at least 296 natural disasters recorded globally in 2013, with our region contributing the highest number. As Singapore is close 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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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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Why are Data Centers Going Prefabricated?

Recent research by DatacenterDynamics Intelligence, the business intelligence division of DatacenterDynamics (DCD), says that the subject of modular data centers is a source of widespread debate, disagreement and misunderstanding. At the… Read more »

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Wait and Hope: A Strategy for Data Center Overcooling

“…the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these words: Wait and hope.” Or so wrote Alexandre Dumas, in his novel The Count of Monte Christo. Once the… 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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Does Prefabrication Mean Lower Cost Data Centers?

With prefabricated modules evidently an important part of the company’s strategy for the data center sector, I caught up with Kevin Brown, Vice President Data Center Offer at Schneider Electric… Read more »

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Who Owns the Risk?

Some time ago, my colleague Joseph Reele wrote of the risk implications of various data centre choices that might be made. In that article Reele identified a (possibly simplistic) trade-off… Read more »

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