How granular do you get when you manage power in your Data Center?

by Mike Rinaldi on 1/31/13 3:37 PM

UPS all the way down to the wips under the floor.  Do you take it down to the receptacle level?  Do you use tools that are robust enough to let you know when you need to be alerted?

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

Is Your Data Center Equipment Properly Labeled?

by Mike Rinaldi on 1/25/13 7:56 AM

Short Circuit Current Ratings (SCCR) are required by Code on all types of data center power and cooling equipment.  

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Beginning with the 2005 version of the NEC, also known as NFPA-70, changes to the NEC impose some significant new requirements for Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) of electrical equipment including UPS, Air Conditioners, and practically every other large power consuming or conversion device in today's data center.

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Topics: data center infrastructure, Data Center, Data Center, robust data center, data center outages, sccr, short circuit current ratings

Top 10 Data Center Images From 2012

by Mike Rinaldi on 12/28/12 12:17 PM

Happy Holidays from DVL

Check out the top data center images from 2012. (Data Center Knowledge)

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Topics: data center infrastructure, Data Center, Data Center, Green IT, data center design, data center infrastructure management, robust data center, Containment, data center outages, DC Power

Can You Build a Data Center Over A Weekend?

by Mike Rinaldi on 10/25/12 2:54 PM

An organization that provides professional development and technical support to special education K-12 students – found its data center infrastructure to be prone to frequent outages and poor performance, which had a negative impact on the availability of student-targeted services. In addition, their environment was not designed to house a data center and did not have dedicated fire suppression.

What challenged the organization's IT manager and the rest of his team was that they would need to install any infrastructure upgrade solution quickly – between Friday evening and Monday morning – and that the IT space they had was small; only around 130 square feet.

While researching a solution to fit their needs, the organization attended an education technology conference - in search of the right offering. At the conference, the IT manager visited the Emerson Network Power booth, saw a demo of the SmartRow infrastructure, and sat in on a presentation.   

The rest is history - a New Data Center in 48 hours! 


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Topics: Emerson Network Power, reduce cost, Data Center, kW per rack, data center energy, data center infrastructure management, robust data center, Containment, reduce downtime, pod

Buy, Build or Both? Evaluating Your New Data Center

by Mike Rinaldi on 10/24/12 10:42 AM

What is your preference?

Colocation facilities have long promised organizations the opportunity to buy data center capacity as OpEx, without investing CapEx in a new physical infrastructure. But integrated infrastructure solutions now offer a third option, by enabling organizations to buy efficient, intelligent infrastructures without paying for a lengthy and expensive physical build.

Join Emerson Network Power to discover key financial and technology considerations that will help guide your decision to invest in hosted, traditional or integrated infrastructure solutions. Participants will also see how Smart Solutions from Emerson Network Power offer OpEx savings of 27 percent and CapEx savings of 10 percent or more over a traditional design approach, while providing a level of ownership and control unmatched by outsourced services.

Presenters:  Stephen Blakemore, Solutions Sales Manager and John Bearg, Director

Register now.

October 24, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern

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Topics: Emerson Network Power, data center infrastructure, reduce cost, data center design, private cloud, data center infrastructure management, robust data center, energy, cloud strategy

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