What: FREE Webinar
When: On Demand until June 12, 2019
The Impact of Renewable Energy on Data Center Power Management
Our society and the digital economy are highly dependent on the 7x24 availability of information systems. Directly or indirectly, this impacts the average person, as well as businesses and government agencies at virtually every level. In today’s world, where security and energy reliability are of equal importance, ensuring power availability for data centers is a critical mandate.
Nonetheless, renewable energy sources are becoming more commonly considered by data center operators. However, unlike conventional utility power sources, renewables such as solar and wind, are intermittent and variable by their very nature.
Traditional data center power management systems are primarily designed to switch from utility power to another continuous power source such as a back-up generator. Therefore, intelligent power management systems must be flexible enough to seamlessly adapt to more dynamic renewable power sources, while still ensuring uninterrupted power to the data center. Moreover, the facility power infrastructure must remain efficient when it comes to accommodating continuously varying load demands.
Most recently, micro-grid technologies are being considered to help optimize availability of power systems, as well as allowing them to accommodate a variety of distributed energy sources, such as solar and wind. As a result, data centers are considering micro-grids which can incorporate various energy storage technologies to increase the use of renewable energy sources effectively and seamlessly to meet long term sustainability goals in an environmentally conscious world.
You'll also learn how to:
- Describe fundamental characteristics of renewable energy resources
- Recognize the potential impact of renewable energy in the Data Center
- Explain how integrating energy storage can optimize the utilization of renewable sources in data centers
- Discover how flexible power management systems can simplify incorporating renewable energy sources in the future