Articles Tagged: UPS

“Mr. Facility and IT Manager, tear DOWN this wall!”

DCIM and BMS tools can work together to improve management and monitoring It has been nearly 30 years since President Ronald Reagan visited Berlin and gave a speech not far… Read more »

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Battle of the UPSs

A quantitative showdown between DRUPs and Static UPSs Diesel rotary UPS (DRUPS) systems have found a niche in the data center industry as a backup power source for critical IT… Read more »

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Survey Documents How DCIM Helps Companies Solve Data Center Challenges – and Save Real Money

The majority of data center professionals choose Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software to improve visibility, management and capacity planning and to identify problems that threaten availability. And results from… Read more »

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Easy Ways to Reduce Costs in K–12 IT Environments

Today we feature guest blogger, George Mitchell, IT Supervisor of Research and Development for Mobile (Ala.) County Public Schools. George writes about how school districts can respond to financial pressures… Read more »

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Predictive Maintenance: A More Strategic Approach to Ensuring UPS Availability

Before I joined Schneider Electric recently, I spent 25 years in the semiconductor business, first as an equipment maintenance engineering manager for a manufacturer and later as operations manager for… Read more »

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5 Keys to Selecting a UPS that Will Ensure Business Continuity for Critical Industrial Applications

While UPSs in data centers are critical for business continuity and protecting the bottom line, in other instances loss of power can be even more catastrophic. Consider a petrochemical station… Read more »

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3 Keys to Ensuring a Successful UPS Modernization Project

As part of your annual UPS maintenance routine (you do have a UPS maintenance routine, right?), you may find a number of UPSs that could do with some updating, whether… Read more »

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No More Black Smoke?

There’s a petrol station I often go to that is right next to a diesel genset for a nearby business.  As I sat there pumping gas – a sunny and… Read more »

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UPS Deployment Strategies for Critical Power Distribution

One tends to think of UPS systems as black box devices connected to various IT assets and critical appliances or machines. While these standalone applications for uninterruptible power still exist,… Read more »

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Driving Towards Simpler Data Centers

The Open Compute Project has helped to open up some much needed dialogue within the data center industry.  It is driving data center owners/managers toward simpler, more standardized, more efficient,… Read more »

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8 Features To Look For In Your Next UPS

Like any other IT-related product, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems regularly see upgrades and enhancements. That means the UPS you can buy today is likely quite different from one you… 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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Alaskan Air Force Base Relies on APC UPSs to Go Beyond the Usual Call of Duty

Over the course of two days hanging out on the Schneider Electric booth at the recent Interop 2014 event in Las Vegas, I met a lot of customers who were… 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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Questions to Determine Whether You Need Self-Contained IT Equipment Enclosures

As I mentioned in a previous post, I came to Schneider Electric about two years ago via its acquisition of Kell Systems, which makes the Netshelter CX self-contained enclosure, known… Read more »

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Why PUE Values Can Be Misleading

If I tell you my data center has a power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.2, you’d likely think I was doing very well at addressing energy inefficiencies. But if… Read more »

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Blade Servers and Virtualization Shrink White Space But Challenge Data Center Design

The use of innovative technology, such as blade servers and virtualization, can decrease the amount of data center white space (the space used by computer cabinets) required but increase the… Read more »

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Webcast explains electrical contractors’ role in secure power for today’s “digitized” economy

Because of rapid growth in digitization, electrical contractors need to be prepared to apply the appropriate level of power protection to smart assets that might be spread far and wide… Read more »

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How to Provide Power Protection in an Industrial Internet of Things Environment

When we look at the Internet of Things as it relates to industrial environments we are, in most cases, making use of the same types of devices and controllers –… Read more »

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Industrial cyber security: standards progress, but vulnerability remains

When most people think of cyber security risks, they think of credit card data being stolen by breaches of corporate networks and data centers, but there is an entire other… Read more »

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The Unexpected Result From Our Analysis of Battery Versus Flywheel UPS

The ongoing focus from the public sector and large organizations to improve their ”green” image and reduce their carbon footprint has triggered an ongoing debate about possible alternatives to lead-acid… Read more »

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Schneider Electric Customers Tout the Reliability of its UPSs and PDUs

During the two days I spent in the Schneider Electric booth at the recent Interop 2014 event in Las Vegas, I got to chat with nearly 20 customers who use… Read more »

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3 Reasons You Need to Modernize Your Power Infrastructure

Data center power infrastructure equipment has improved dramatically in recent years. But even the best and most well-maintained UPSs don’t last forever. Aging equipment can lead to outages, which can… Read more »

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Have you talked to your “connected” home lately?

“Oh, if these walls could talk”…who hasn’t wished that at times?  Well now they can!  And they’ll tell you things you need to know! Your home tells you there’s a… 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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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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As IT meets OT, a Cultural Shift is Required to Ensure Business Continuity

An interesting trend is occurring in the operational technology (OT) space, particularly in industrial environments, one that IT professionals would do well to take notice of: IT related equipment and… 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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Stay in Front of the Regulators – Get a Handle on E-Waste

In a recent post I wrote about the electronics disposal efficiency metric (EDE) that The Green Grid has come up with to help users and manufacturers of electronic equipment measure how… Read more »

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Applying Internet of Things Technology to the Data Center

No doubt you’ve heard all kinds of stories about the Internet of Things and all the wonderful new capabilities it will bring. Think refrigerators that alert you when you’re low… Read more »

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