Vertiv Announces Top 2019 Trends for the Industry

by Jodi Holland on 12/6/18 11:59 AM

For the third year in a row, Vertiv has consulted with their experts from around the world, to compile a list of trends they predict will most affect the data center industry.

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This year’s list, which is meant to serve as an anticipatory tool to help IT professionals look to the future, predicts and discusses trends that will further simplify "the edge" and create a “workforce revolution” as we begin to see a growing amount of new IT professionals replace outgoing retirees.

Read more about what you can expect to see in the coming year.

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Topics: vertiv, top trends, the edge, ups systems, direct liquid cooling

Refrigerant-22: Is Your Data Center Ready for 2020?

by Jodi Holland on 11/14/18 11:08 AM

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What does this mean for you?

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Currently the price of R22 is 7X the cost of current refrigerants (R407C and R410A) and increasing every day, AND many supply houses are limiting the quantity per sale to avoid stock piling. Reclaimed R22 will be available after 2020, but its price is expected to increase.

Options to Eliminate R22 at Your Facility
What can you do if you currently have Data Center Air Conditioners with R22? Now is the time to plan for the future. You essentially have 3 choices:

  • Stick it out with R22 knowing that future repairs will be expensive
  • Retrofit the unit with a new refrigerant…This is not recommended due to potential incompatible piping, devices, loss of capacity, and a decrease in efficiency
  • Replace the units with new compliant refrigerants units that are designed to deliver higher efficiencies. The Vertiv™ Liebert® DSE is a great choice.

Contact Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Beck at 215.826.1158 to learn more.

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VERTIV's Leading Again! Lithium Ion Batteries are gaining traction! They are smaller, lighter and last longer!

by Greg Stover, Vertiv on 11/12/18 3:22 PM

If you've been using or considering using Lithium Ion battery technology in your Data Center, you're likely aware the industry has faced a global shortage of Lithium Ion battery modules/cabinets for Data Center applications. With over two years of experience and success with this LIB Technology, VERTIV can help.

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Before you buy a competitive LIB technology (if you can get it), please know all Lithium Ion Battery technologies are not created equally! Our experts can help.

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Topics: Lithium-ion, facilities, Battery, batteries

Save Thousands by Right-sizing Your Inefficient UPS

by Mike Beck on 11/1/18 11:49 AM

In this age of Hybrid Computing, we have found that many of our customers’ large Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS) are running very low loads compared to their original design requirements. This is due, in large part, to many applications migrating to the Cloud and Colocation Facilities. However, UPS Power is still required for their remaining “on-premises” and “edge” computing needs.

DVL recently did analysis for a customer who was experiencing this scenario. They had a pair of 750 KVA UPS’s in a redundant configuration (2N) running at 30KVA each. This is a very inefficient point to run a UPS! In addition, they were facing a wet cell battery replacement that would cost them $355K. Without replacing the batteries, they were running the risk of a failure that could jeopardize their entire business. 

DVL’s Data Center Engineer provided a complete analysis of the systems. The results are as shown below:

Option

Description

Cost

UPS Efficiency
at 30 KVA

Annual Energy Cost

1

Replace the wet cell batteries

$355,000

60%

$53,600

2

Replace the UPS’s with two 250 KVA UPS's with VRLA Batteries

$340,000

96.5%

$2,915

3

Replace the UPS’s with two 150 KVA UPS’s with VRLA Batteries

$299,400

97.5%

$2,060

As you can see, it would be cheaper to correctly right-size the UPS rather than replace the batteries. In addition, due to the inefficiency of the old UPS, resizing would also save the customer 90% on their energy costs!

As a PECO Energy Partner, we can also help you obtain rebate dollars that are offered by PECO (and other utilities) to Data Center Customers that make such energy improvements. 

An additional option, worthy of consideration, would be to use Lithium Ion Batteries in lieu of the VRLA type. They would add about $50k to the project cost, but you wouldn’t need a future battery replacement for 15 years.

Are you in this situation with your UPS?  Contact your DVL Data Center Engineer for a complete analysis.

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Topics: VLRA, facilities, casestudy, UPS, Resizing, Wet Cell, KVA UPS

Optimize Your Data Center with These Convenient Tools

by Jodi Holland on 3/28/18 8:27 AM

When it comes to running a cost efficient and energy efficient data center, science is key. More specifically, the science behind tried and true tools and calculators can go a long way. Before you try to reinvent the wheel, check out DVL's invaluable resources, including several from Vertiv and Geist, that will help you optimize your data center's power and cooling.

Currently, we have seven great tools that will help you determine your infrastructure's sizing, power, and thermal needs. These resources include:

New Data Center Tools and Calculators

  • DVL Design Your Data Center Worksheet
  • Vertiv PDU/UPS Selector
  • Vertiv Power Product Selector
  • Geist PDU Finder
  • Liebert VSD and Liebert EC Fan Upgrades Calculator
  • Vertiv Free Cooling Economozier Calculator
  • Vertiv Digital Scroll Compressor Energy Savings

Learn more or get started today.

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Topics: power distribution, efficient data center cooling, server room cooling, data center cooling, vertiv, Liebert, CALCULATORS, TOOLS

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