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  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Prefabricated Data Center

    Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Fundamentals of Managing the Data Center Life Cycle for Owners

    Just as good genes do not guarantee health and well-being, a good design alone does not ensure a data center is well-built and will remain efficient and available over the course of its life span. For each phase of the data center’s life cycle, proper care and action must be...

    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...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions

    While many who invest in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment / ownership /...

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  • 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...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Cutting Costs with Data Centre Infrastructure Management Software

    Companies around the world have felt the sting of unproductive data centres driving their costs up and creating a whirlwind of operational headaches. Learn how IT professionals are using DCIM software to: • Simplify operational processes • Lower costs • Speed up information delivery

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    10 Cooling Solutions to Support High-Density Server Deployment

    High-density servers present an organisation with a massive performance benefit, but does this benefit out-weigh the challenge and cost of the cooling systems needed to support them? Discover the top ten solutions used by organisations to ensure their cooling efficiency and capacity is optimised for the density and workload...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    How to Fix Hot Spots in the Data Centre

    IT technicians will be all too familiar with the frustration of hot spots in their data centres. Many attempts to solve the problem will be short term or even cause it to spread into other areas of your data centre. Learn about some of the most common causes of...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Data Centre Project: System Planning

    Planning an infrastructure project can often put a strain on your time, budget and patience. This report discusses the reasons it does not need to drive you and your team mad. If you can prioritise and solve the right problems in the right order, you can build yourself a practical...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Prefabricated Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centres

    Deploying a new power and cooling module for a data centre is often a dreaded process for IT professionals. However, many organisations now look to prefabricated power and cooling modules to save them from time and frustration spent in deployment. Discover the advantages of using these new prefabricated power and...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Practical Considerations for Expansion and Incremental Growth - IT Priorities Report

    Implementing prefabricated modular data centres results in well-understood benefits including speed of deployment, predictability, scalability, and life cycle cost. The process of deploying them – from designing the data centre, to preparing the site, to procuring the equipment, to installation – is quite different than that of a traditional data...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Ultra high efficiency cooling modules for large 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...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centers

    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 centers through appropriate design of the network-critical physical infrastructure and through the design of the IT architecture. This paper explains...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Power and Cooling Guidelines for Deploying IT in Colocation Data Centers

    Some prospective colocation data center tenants view power and cooing best practices as constraining. However, an effective acceptable use policy can reduce downtime due to thermal shutdown and human error, reduce stranded capacity, and extend the life of the initial leased space, avoiding the cost of oversized reserved space. This...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Economizer Modes of Data Center Cooling Systems

    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 least 17 different types of economizer modes with imprecise industry definitions making it difficult to compare, select, or...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Considerations for Owning vs. Outsourcing Data Center Physical Infrastructure

    When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail colocation data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year TCO may favor upgrading or building over outsourcing, however, this paper demonstrates that the economics may be...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Essential Elements of Data Center Facility Operations

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

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Facility Operations Maturity Model for Data Centers

    An operations & maintenance (O&M) program determines to a large degree how well a data center lives up to its design intent. The comprehensive data center facility operations maturity model (FOMM) presented in this paper is a useful method for determining how effective that program is, what might be lacking,...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    The Use of Ceiling-Ducted Air Containment in Data Centers

    Ducting hot IT-equipment exhaust to a drop ceiling can be an effective air management strategy, improving the reliability and energy efficiency of a data center. Typical approaches include ducting either individual racks or entire hot aisles and may be passive (ducting only) or active (include fans). This paper examines available...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation (update to support new Galaxy VM)

    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 of the known or anticipated side-effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Classification of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools

    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 efficient data center operation. This paper divides the realm of data center management tools into four distinct subsets and compares...

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  • 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...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Prefabricated Modular Data Centres

    Data centre systems or subsystems that are pre-assembled in a factory are often described with terms like prefabricated, containerised, 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...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and 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 analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Data Center Projects: Growth Model

    Long term data center or network room capacity planning may seem impossible in the face of evolving IT technology and business requirements. Nevertheless, data center facilities have a lifetime that may span many generations of IT equipment, so planning – or lack of planning – can have a large impact...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • White Papers // May 2013

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

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions

    While many who invest in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment / ownership /...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Fundamentals of Managing the Data Center Life Cycle for Owners

    Just as good genes do not guarantee health and well-being, a good design alone does not ensure a data center is well-built and will remain efficient and available over the course of its life span. For each phase of the data center’s life cycle, proper care and action must be...

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  • 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...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Prefabricated Data Center

    Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Data Center Projects: Standardized Process

    As the design and deployment of data center physical infrastructure moves away from art and more toward science, the benefits of a standardized and predictable process are becoming compelling. Beyond the ordering, delivery, and installation of hardware, any build or upgrade project depends critically upon a well-defined process as insurance...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2007

    A Quantitative Comparison of High Efficiency AC vs. DC Power Distribution for Data Centers

    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 on the cooling power requirement and on total electrical consumption. The latest high efficiency AC and DC power distribution architectures are shown...

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  • 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...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Energy Impact of Increased Server Inlet Temperature

    The quest for efficiency improvement raises questions regarding the optimal air temperature for data centers. The ASHRAE TC-9.9 committee has recently adopted an extension of the recommended thermal envelope for server inlet temperature and humidity. A popular hypothesis suggests that total energy demands should diminish as the server inlet temperatures...

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  • White Papers // Jan 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...

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  • 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,...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    The Different Types of UPS Systems

    There is much confusion in the marketplace about the different types of UPS systems and their characteristics. Each of these UPS types is defined, practical applications of each are discussed, and advantages and disadvantages are listed. With this information, an educated decision can be made as to the appropriate UPS...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Watts and Volt-Amps - Powerful Confusion

    This note helps explain the differences between Watts and VA and explains how the terms are correctly and incorrectly used in specifying power protection equipment. Many people are confused about the distinction between the watt and volt-amp measures for UPS load sizing. Many manufacturers of UPS and load equipment add...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    The 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.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Choosing Between Room, Row, and Rack-based Cooling for Data Centers (duplicate 1- offline)

    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...

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  • 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...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    High-Efficiency AC Power Distribution for Green Data Centers

    The use of 240 volt power distribution for data centers saves floor space, simplifies power cabling, saves capital cost, reduces weight, and increases electrical efficiency. This paper describes the various con-figurations for this distribution architecture and quantifies the benefits for the optimal configuration. Note: The methods in this paper only...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center

    Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings....

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Cooling Entire Data Centers Using Only Row Cooling

    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 incompatible with row cooling because it is not arranged in neat rows due to the nature of the equipment...

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  • 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...

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  • 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),...

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  • 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...

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  • White Papers // May 2013

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

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Monitoring Physical Threats in the Data Center

    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 driving up data security requirements, the physical environment in the data center must be watched more closely. While well understood protocols exist for...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Ten Errors to Avoid When Commissioning a Data Center

    Data center commissioning can deliver an unbiased evaluation of whether a newly constructed data center will be an operational success or a failure. Proper execution of the commissioning process is a critical step in determining how the data center operates as an integrated system. The documentation produced as a result...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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

    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

    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...

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