(Computer Peripherals)
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Traditional methodologies for monitoring the data center environment are no longer sufficient. With technologies such as blade servers driving up cooling demands and regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. Most can recount horror stories about how bad luck, human error, or just simple... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Data centers today lack a formal system for classifying software management tools. As a result, confusion exists regarding which management systems are necessary and which are optional for secure and... (View Full Article)
(Enterprise and Plant Management Software)
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Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert data centers from cost centers into producers of business value. Data centers can make a significant impact to the bottom line by... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Electricity usage costs have become an increasing fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. It is possible to dramatically reduce the electrical consumption of typical data... (View Full Article)
(HVAC - Ventilation)
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IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Higher power densities that often result can challenge the... (View Full Article)
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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Conventional methods for specifying data center density are ambiguous and misleading. Describing data center density using Watts / ft2 or Watts / m2 is not sufficient to determine power or cooling... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Data center power and cooling infrastructure worldwide wastes more than 60, 000, 000 megawatt-hours per year of electricity that does no useful work powering IT equipment. This represents an enormous... (View Full Article)
(Power Supplies)
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This paper presents a detailed quantitative efficiency comparison between the most efficient DC and AC power distribution methods, including an analysis of the effects of power distribution efficiency... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Significant improvements in efficiency, power density, power monitoring, and reconfigurability have been achieved in data center power distribution. The past techniques of massive transformer-based... (View Full Article)
(HVAC - Cooling)
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Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center room cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are... (View Full Article)
(HVAC - Cooling)
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In certain climates, some cooling systems can save over 70% in annual cooling energy costs by operating in economizer mode, corresponding to over 15% reduction in annualized PUE. However, there are at... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Simple and rapid deployment of self-contained, high-density pods within an existing or new low-density data center is possible with today's power and cooling technology. The independence of these... (View Full Article)
(HVAC - Cooling)
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Both hot-air and cold-air containment can improve the predictability and efficiency of traditional data center cooling systems. While both approaches minimize the mixing of hot and cold air, there are... (View Full Article)
(HVAC - Cooling)
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When a cooling plant operates in economizer mode, high energy-consuming mechanical systems can be turned off. A standardized, modular cooling plant designed to operate primarily in economizer mode not... (View Full Article)
(HVAC - Cooling)
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Row cooling is emerging as a practical total cooling solution for new data centers due to its inherent high efficiency and predictable performance. Yet some IT equipment in data centers appears... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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System planning is the Achilles' heel of a data center physical infrastructure project. Planning mistakes can magnify and propagate through later deployment phases, resulting in delays, cost overruns,... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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It is no longer practical or cost-effective to completely engineer all aspects of a unique data center. Re-use of proven, documented subsystems or complete designs is a best practice for both new data... (View Full Article)
(Power Supplies)
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High density IT equipment stresses the power density capability of modern data centers. Installation and unmanaged proliferation of this equipment can lead to unexpected problems with power and... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Data center electrical efficiency is rarely planned or managed. The unfortunate result is that most data centers waste substantial amounts of electricity. Today it is both possible and prudent to... (View Full Article)
(Uninterruptible Power Supplies)
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Many newer UPS systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as "eco-mode" or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that virtually no data centers actually use this mode, because... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Before data center infrastructure efficiency can be benchmarked using PUE or other metrics, there must be agreement on exactly what power consumptions constitute IT loads, what consumptions constitute... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable Accessories)
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Placing data center power and data cables in overhead cable trays instead of under raised floors can result in an energy savings of 24%. Raised floors filled with cabling and other obstructions make... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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There is a growing consensus that conventional legacy data center design will be superseded by modular scalable data center designs. Reduced total cost of ownership, increased flexibility, reduced... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Are complicated software and instrumentation needed to measure and allocate energy costs and carbon to IT users? Or can we get by with simple, low cost methods for energy cost and carbon allocation?... (View Full Article)
(Power Supplies)
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Standardized, pre-assembled and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules are at least 60% faster to deploy, and provide a first cost savings of 13% or more compared to traditional... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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The consolidation of one or more data centers into an existing data center is a common occurrence. This paper gives examples of what is becoming a standard architecture for preparing the physical... (View Full Article)
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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High-density servers offer a significant performance per watt benefit. However, depending on the deployment, they can present a significant cooling challenge. Vendors are now designing servers that... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Rack power of 10 kW per rack or more can result from the deployment of high density information technology equipment such as blade servers. This creates difficult cooling challenges in a data center... (View Full Article)
(Fans and Electronic Cooling)
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There are 13 basic heat removal methods to cool IT equipment and to transport unwanted heat to the outdoor environment. This paper describes these fundamental cooling technologies using basic terms... (View Full Article)
(HVAC - Cooling)
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Cooling for IT wiring closets is rarely planned and typically only implemented after failures or overheating occur. Historically, no clear standard exists for specifying sufficient cooling to achieve... (View Full Article)