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  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Data Center Temperature Rise During Cooling Outages

    The data center architecture and its IT load significantly affect the amount of time available for continued IT operation following a loss of cooling. Some data center trends such as increasing power density, warmer supply temperatures, the “right-sizing” of cooling equipment, and the use of air containment may actually increase...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Top 9 Mistakes in Data Center Planning

    Why do so many data center builds and expansions fail? This white paper answers the question by revealing the top 9 mistakes organizations make when designing and building new data center space, and examines an effective way to achieve success through the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach.

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Containerized Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centers

    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 data center power and cooling infrastructure. Facility modules, also referred to in the data center industry as containerized power...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    High Efficiency Indirect Air Economized-based Cooling for Data Centers

    Of the various economizer (free cooling) modes for data centers, using fresh air is often viewed as the most energy efficient approach. However, this paper shows how indirect air economizer-based cooling produces similar or better energy savings while eliminating risks posed when outside fresh air is allowed directly into the...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Guidance for Calculation of Efficiency (PUE) in Data Centers

    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 physical infrastructure, and what loads should not be counted. Unfortunately, commonly published efficiency data is not computed using a standard methodology, and...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    High Efficiency Indirect Air Economizer-based Cooling for Data Centers

    Of the various economizer (free cooling) modes for data centers, using fresh air is often viewed as the most energy efficient approach. However, this paper shows how indirect air economizer-based cooling produces similar or better energy savings while eliminating risks posed when outside fresh air is allowed directly into the...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Specification of Modular Data Center Architecture

    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 deployment time, and improved efficiency are all claimed benefits of modular scalable designs. Yet the term “modular”, when and where modularity is...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Types of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers

    Data center systems or subsystems that are pre-assembled in a factory are often described with terms like prefabricated, containerized, modular, skid-based, pod-based, mobile, portable, self-contained, all-in-one, and more. There are, however, important distinctions between the various types of factory-built building blocks on the market. This paper proposes standard terminology for...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Comparing Data Center Power Distribution Architectures

    Significant improvements in efficiency, power density, power monitoring, and reconfigurability have been achieved in data center power distribution, increasing the options available for data centers. This paper compares five power distribution approaches including panelboard distribution, field-wired PDU distribution, factory-configured PDU distribution, floor-mount modular power distribution, and modular busway, and describes...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Impact of Hot and Cold Aisle Containment on Data Center Temperature and Efficiency

    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 practical differences in implementation and operation that have significant consequences on work environment conditions, PUE, and economizer mode hours. The...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Implementing Hot and Cold Air Containment in Existing Data Centers

    Containment solutions can eliminate hot spots and provide energy savings over traditional uncontained data center designs. The best containment solution for an existing facility will depend on the constraints of the facility. While ducted hot aisle containment is preferred for highest efficiency, cold aisle containment tends to be easier and...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Choosing Between Room, Row, and Rack-based Cooling for Data Centers

    Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are oversized, inefficient, and unpredictable. Room, row, and rack-based cooling methods have been developed to address these problems. This paper describes these improved cooling...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Deploying High-Density Pods in a Low-Density Data Center

    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 high-density pods allow for predictable and reliable operation of high-density equipment without a negative impact on the performance of existing low-density power...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Types of Electrical Meters in Data Centers

    There are several different types of meters that can be designed into a data center, ranging from high precision power quality meters to embedded meters (i.e. in a UPS or PDU). Each has different core functions and applications. This white paper provides guidance on the types of meters that might...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Preparing the Physical Infrastructure of Receiving Data Centers for Consolidation

    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 infrastructure in the receiving data center. This approach allows for shorter timelines and high efficiency while avoiding the...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    The Different Technologies for Cooling Data Centers

    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 and diagrams. 11 of these methods rely on the refrigeration cycle as the primary means of cooling. Pumped refrigerant systems...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Data Center Projects: Advantages of Using a Reference Design

    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 centers and for upgrades to existing data centers. Adopting a well-conceived reference design can have a positive...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits

    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 cooling capabilities of an existing system. Reduced overall energy consumption that typically results from physical server consolidation may actually worsen the data center's...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs

    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 enabling the business to respond more quickly to market demands. This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency, High-Density Data Centers

    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 financial burden on industry, and is a significant public policy environmental issue. This paper describes the principles of a new, commercially available...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Determining the Power, Cooling, and Space Capacities when Consolidating Data Centers

    When planning the consolidation of multiple data centers into existing data center(s), it is often difficult to establish the various capacities and capabilities of each site’s physical infrastructure. This information is a key input to deciding which site(s) will become the “receiving” data center(s). This paper describes how to specify...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centres

    Electricity usage costs have become an increasing fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centres. It is possible to dramatically reduce the electrical consumption of typical data centres through appropriate design of the data centre physical infrastructure and through the design of the IT architecture. This...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Whitepaper: Considerations for Owning versus Outsourcing Data Center Physical Infrastructure

    When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail co-location data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year total cost of ownership (TCO) may favour upgrading or building over outsourcing, however, this paper demonstrates that...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Whitepaper: Data Center Projects - System Planning

    Planning of a data center physical infrastructure project need not be a time consuming or frustrating task. Experience shows that if the right issues are resolved in the right order by the right people, vague requirements can be quickly translated into a detailed design. This paper outlines practical steps...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • Tools & Templates // Oct 2013

    Data Center Build vs Colocation TCO Calculator

    This flash tool allows the user to input their data center information costs and provide a TCO summary. This tool evaluates how each cost input affects the lifetime cost differences of the two approaches.

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Whitepaper: Cooling Strategies for IT Wiring Closets and Small Rooms

    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 predictable behaviour within wiring closets. This paper describes the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms & Remote Wiring Closets

    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 incompetence brought their server rooms down. This paper analyses several of these incidents and makes recommendations...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Battery Technology for Data Centers and Network Rooms: Lead-Acid Battery Options

    The lead-acid battery is the predominant choice for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) energy storage. Over 10 million UPSs are presently installed utilizing flooded, valve regulated lead acid (VRLA), and modular battery cartridge (MBC) systems. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of these three lead-acid battery technologies.

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Whitepaper: Effect of UPS on System Availability

    This white paper explains how system availability and uptime are affected by AC power outages and provides quantitative data regarding uptime in real-world environments, including the effect of UPS on uptime.

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • Tools & Templates // Jul 2013

    Data Centre Efficiency Calculator

    The purpose of this tool is to show how various design decisions and operating conditions affect the efficiency and electrical costs of a typical generic data centre. As the user inputs details regarding the power and cooling configuration, results are calculated based upon a tested and validated three parameter models.

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Power & Cooling Capacity Management for Data Centers

    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 cooling infrastructure including overheating, overloads, and loss of redundancy. The ability to measure and predict power and cooling capability at the rack...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Energy Efficient Cooling for Data Centers: A Close-Coupled Row Solution

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    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Containerised Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centres

    Standardised, pre-assembled and integrated data centre 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 data centre power and cooling infrastructure. Facility modules, also referred to in the data centre industry as containerised power...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Practical Options for Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms & Branch Offices

    Small server rooms and branch offices are typically unorganized, unsecure, hot, unmonitored, and space constrained. These conditions can lead to system downtime or, at the very least, lead to “close calls” that get management’s attention. Practical experience with these problems reveals a short list of effective methods to improve the...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Federal Data Center Consolidation

    The cost of operating and maintaining federal agency data centers is extremely high. Mandates and initiatives have been put in place to address these costs through energy conservation, but with budgets already strained, the initial capital investment can be a daunting hurdle. This paper describes energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs),...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Data Center Temperature Rise During a Cooling System Outage

    The data center architecture and its IT load significantly affect the amount of time available for continued IT operation following a loss of cooling. Some data center trends such as increasing power density, warmer supply temperatures, the “right-sizing” of cooling equipment, and the use of air containment may actually increase...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Allocating data center energy costs and carbon to IT users

    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? How precise do we need to be? This paper provides an overview of energy cost and carbon...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Energy Efficient Cooling for Data Centers: A Close-Coupled Row Solution

    The trend of increasing heat densities in data centers has held consistent with advances in computing technology for many years. As power density increased, it became evident that the degree of difficulty in cooling these higher power loads was also increasing. In recent years, traditional cooling system design has proven...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Electrical Efficiency Measurement for Data Centers

    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 plan, measure, and improve data center efficiency. In addition to reducing electrical consumption, efficiency improvements can gain users higher IT...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Impact of Hot and Cold Aisle Containment on Data Center Temperature and Efficiency

    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 practical differences in implementation and operation that have significant consequences on work environment conditions, PUE, and economizer mode hours. The...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Top 9 Mistakes in Data Center Planning

    Why do so many data center builds and expansions fail? This white paper answers the question by revealing the top 9 mistakes organizations make when designing and building new data center space, and examines an effective way to achieve success through the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach.

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Data Center Temperature Rise During Cooling Outages

    The data center architecture and its IT load significantly affect the amount of time available for continued IT operation following a loss of cooling. Some data center trends such as increasing power density, warmer supply temperatures, the “right-sizing” of cooling equipment, and the use of air containment may actually increase...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Containerized Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centers

    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 data center power and cooling infrastructure. Facility modules, also referred to in the data center industry as containerized power...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Impact of Hot and Cold Aisle Containment on Data Center Temperature and Efficiency

    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 practical differences in implementation and operation that have significant consequences on work environment conditions, PUE, and economizer mode hours. The...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency, High-Density Data Centers

    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 financial burden on industry, and is a significant public policy environmental issue. This paper describes the principles of a new, commercially available...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Implementing Hot and Cold Air Containment in Existing Data Centers

    Containment solutions can eliminate hot spots and provide energy savings over traditional uncontained data center designs. The best containment solution for an existing facility will depend on the constraints of the facility. While ducted hot aisle containment is preferred for highest efficiency, cold aisle containment tends to be easier and...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Comparing Data Center Power Distribution Architectures

    Significant improvements in efficiency, power density, power monitoring, and reconfigurability have been achieved in data center power distribution, increasing the options available for data centers. This paper compares five power distribution approaches including panelboard distribution, field-wired PDU distribution, factory-configured PDU distribution, floor-mount modular power distribution, and modular busway, and describes...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Choosing Between Room, Row, and Rack-based Cooling for Data Centers

    Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are oversized, inefficient, and unpredictable. Room, row, and rack-based cooling methods have been developed to address these problems. This paper describes these improved cooling...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Deploying High-Density Pods in a Low-Density Data Center

    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 high-density pods allow for predictable and reliable operation of high-density equipment without a negative impact on the performance of existing low-density power...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Preparing the Physical Infrastructure of Receiving Data Centers for Consolidation

    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 infrastructure in the receiving data center. This approach allows for shorter timelines and high efficiency while avoiding the...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    The Different Technologies for Cooling Data Centers

    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 and diagrams. 11 of these methods rely on the refrigeration cycle as the primary means of cooling. Pumped refrigerant systems...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits

    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 cooling capabilities of an existing system. Reduced overall energy consumption that typically results from physical server consolidation may actually worsen the data center's...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Types of Electrical Meters in Data Centers

    There are several different types of meters that can be designed into a data center, ranging from high precision power quality meters to embedded meters (i.e. in a UPS or PDU). Each has different core functions and applications. This white paper provides guidance on the types of meters that might...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    High Efficiency Indirect Air Economized-based Cooling for Data Centers

    Of the various economizer (free cooling) modes for data centers, using fresh air is often viewed as the most energy efficient approach. However, this paper shows how indirect air economizer-based cooling produces similar or better energy savings while eliminating risks posed when outside fresh air is allowed directly into the...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Guidance for Calculation of Efficiency (PUE) in Data Centers

    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 physical infrastructure, and what loads should not be counted. Unfortunately, commonly published efficiency data is not computed using a standard methodology, and...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    High Efficiency Indirect Air Economizer-based Cooling for Data Centers

    Of the various economizer (free cooling) modes for data centers, using fresh air is often viewed as the most energy efficient approach. However, this paper shows how indirect air economizer-based cooling produces similar or better energy savings while eliminating risks posed when outside fresh air is allowed directly into the...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Specification of Modular Data Center Architecture

    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 deployment time, and improved efficiency are all claimed benefits of modular scalable designs. Yet the term “modular”, when and where modularity is...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Types of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers

    Data center systems or subsystems that are pre-assembled in a factory are often described with terms like prefabricated, containerized, modular, skid-based, pod-based, mobile, portable, self-contained, all-in-one, and more. There are, however, important distinctions between the various types of factory-built building blocks on the market. This paper proposes standard terminology for...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs

    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 enabling the business to respond more quickly to market demands. This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Data Center Projects: Advantages of Using a Reference Design

    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 centers and for upgrades to existing data centers. Adopting a well-conceived reference design can have a positive...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centres

    Electricity usage costs have become an increasing fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centres. It is possible to dramatically reduce the electrical consumption of typical data centres through appropriate design of the data centre physical infrastructure and through the design of the IT architecture. This...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • Tools & Templates // Oct 2013

    Data Center Build vs Colocation TCO Calculator

    This flash tool allows the user to input their data center information costs and provide a TCO summary. This tool evaluates how each cost input affects the lifetime cost differences of the two approaches.

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Whitepaper: Cooling Strategies for IT Wiring Closets and Small Rooms

    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 predictable behaviour within wiring closets. This paper describes the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Whitepaper: Considerations for Owning versus Outsourcing Data Center Physical Infrastructure

    When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail co-location data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year total cost of ownership (TCO) may favour upgrading or building over outsourcing, however, this paper demonstrates that...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Data Center Temperature Rise During a Cooling System Outage

    The data center architecture and its IT load significantly affect the amount of time available for continued IT operation following a loss of cooling. Some data center trends such as increasing power density, warmer supply temperatures, the “right-sizing” of cooling equipment, and the use of air containment may actually increase...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Battery Technology for Data Centers and Network Rooms: Lead-Acid Battery Options

    The lead-acid battery is the predominant choice for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) energy storage. Over 10 million UPSs are presently installed utilizing flooded, valve regulated lead acid (VRLA), and modular battery cartridge (MBC) systems. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of these three lead-acid battery technologies.

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Whitepaper: Data Center Projects - System Planning

    Planning of a data center physical infrastructure project need not be a time consuming or frustrating task. Experience shows that if the right issues are resolved in the right order by the right people, vague requirements can be quickly translated into a detailed design. This paper outlines practical steps...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Creating Order from Chaos in Data Centres and Server Rooms

    Data centre professionals can rid themselves of messy racks, sub-standard under floor air distribution, and cable sprawl with a minimum of heartache and expense. Whether the data centre mess is created over years of mismanagement or whether the cable-choked data centre is inherited, solutions for both quick fixes and longer...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Containerised Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centres

    Standardised, pre-assembled and integrated data centre 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 data centre power and cooling infrastructure. Facility modules, also referred to in the data centre industry as containerised power...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • Tools & Templates // Jul 2013

    Data Centre Efficiency Calculator

    The purpose of this tool is to show how various design decisions and operating conditions affect the efficiency and electrical costs of a typical generic data centre. As the user inputs details regarding the power and cooling configuration, results are calculated based upon a tested and validated three parameter models.

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Essential Elements of Data Centre Facility Operations

    70% of data centre outages are directly attributable to human error according to the Uptime Institute's analysis of their "abnormal incident" reporting (AIR) database1. This paper highlights the critical importance of having an effective operations and maintenance (O&M) program. This paper describes unique management principles and provides a comprehensive,...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Practical Options for Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms and Branch Offices

    This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling racks, physical security monitoring and lighting. Download this paper now to understand what's relevant, what solutions are specifically designed to solve your data centre and server room issues and how to make the right decisions around back-up for your organisation.

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms & Remote Wiring Closets

    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 incompetence brought their server rooms down. This paper analyses several of these incidents and makes recommendations...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Practical Options for Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms & Branch Offices

    Small server rooms and branch offices are typically unorganized, unsecure, hot, unmonitored, and space constrained. These conditions can lead to system downtime or, at the very least, lead to “close calls” that get management’s attention. Practical experience with these problems reveals a short list of effective methods to improve the...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Federal Data Center Consolidation

    The cost of operating and maintaining federal agency data centers is extremely high. Mandates and initiatives have been put in place to address these costs through energy conservation, but with budgets already strained, the initial capital investment can be a daunting hurdle. This paper describes energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs),...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Energy Efficient Cooling for Data Centers: A Close-Coupled Row Solution

    test 123

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Power & Cooling Capacity Management for Data Centers

    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 cooling infrastructure including overheating, overloads, and loss of redundancy. The ability to measure and predict power and cooling capability at the rack...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Whitepaper: Effect of UPS on System Availability

    This white paper explains how system availability and uptime are affected by AC power outages and provides quantitative data regarding uptime in real-world environments, including the effect of UPS on uptime.

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Determining the Power, Cooling, and Space Capacities when Consolidating Data Centers

    When planning the consolidation of multiple data centers into existing data center(s), it is often difficult to establish the various capacities and capabilities of each site’s physical infrastructure. This information is a key input to deciding which site(s) will become the “receiving” data center(s). This paper describes how to specify...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency and High-Density Data Centers

    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 financial burden on industry, and is a significant public policy environmental issue. This paper describes the principles of a new,...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric