The 2013 Study on Data Center Outages

by Marissa Donatone on 9/11/13 8:59 AM

This study identifies the leading causes of data center downtime, and what you can do to prevent them. Read More Here

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Topics: downtime, Data Center, Data Center, data center design, reduce downtime, 7x24 exchange

Can Building Codes Ensure Power Reliability?

by Mike Rinaldi on 6/14/13 1:33 PM

The impact of Hurricane Sandy gave U.S. power providers as well as code making bodies a wake-up call.  Why are facilities that must operate to provide services during disasters allowed to locate critical electrical system components in vulnerable areas? Although designs of this magnitude require a great deal of thought and planning, it’s difficult to include every possible scenario. Even codes and standards as extensive as they are can’t cover everything. 

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Topics: Emerson Network Power, data center infrastructure, reduce cost, Data Center, Data Center, data center infrastructure management, efficient data center, electrical distribution, reduce downtime, data center outages, short circuit current ratings

Half of Data Centers Will Run Out of Power/Cooling Before Space

by Mike Rinaldi on 5/17/13 10:28 AM

 

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Topics: Emerson Network Power, data center infrastructure, reduce cost, Data Center, Green IT, data center design, data center energy, data center infrastructure management, robust data center, efficient data center, reduce downtime, Green Technology

Is Data Center Infrastructure Management a set of products, a process or both?

by Mike Rinaldi on 5/3/13 1:31 PM

Is DCIM the monitoring, collection and analysis of real-time, continuous, accurate information from an intelligent infrastructure that allows for immediate action, designed to keep the data center in an optimal state of balance between availability, efficiency and capacity?   Is it a framework for operating the data center?

What are your thoughts?

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Topics: Emerson Network Power, data center infrastructure, Data Center, Data Center, data center design, kW per rack, data center energy, data center infrastructure management, PUE, DVL, electrical distribution, reduce downtime

Do You Prefer Hot Aisle or Cold Aisle Containment?

by Mike Rinaldi on 4/22/13 1:41 PM

Separating the hot and cold air in a data center is one of the keys to improving energy efficiency.  Containment systems don't have to be fancy or expensive.  Containment systems have been in use at least since 2004, but there's an ongoing debate about whether it is best to contain the hot aisle or cold aisle.  

Do you use containment in your data center?  If so, do you contain the hot aisle or cold aisle?"

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Topics: data center infrastructure, Data Center, Data Center, data center design, kW per rack, data center energy, data center infrastructure management, PUE, Containment, efficient data center, DVL, reduce downtime, enclosure, CIO

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