Over the past 60 years, UPSs acted solely as power protection devices that both conditioned A/C power and provided battery backup to guarantee uptime through power disruptions. These capabilities were so critical that UPSs were only dedicated to mission critical support even though utility power is used 99% of the time. It’s got UPS manufacturers and businesses asking industry-altering questions. Can these large systems provide more than just backup power for my facility? Am I missing out on possible ROI opportunities?
As transmission speeds increase in data center and enterprise networks, it becomes increasingly important to adopt a cabling-infrastructure strategy that considers multiple generations of network evolution. Deploying a cabling system that can support current and future needs requires thoughtful planning, and also requires an approach that is both robust and flexible.
Climate change in general and record weather extremes will continue to increase the likelihood of utility power interruptions, as well as risks to life and property. In this new age, 100-year events are becoming common, making it clear that essentially no place is totally immune to natural risks. Therefore, reliable back-up power has become as important as primary utility service for data centers.
In this part of our series of webinars, we will examine the considerations when specifying and selecting back-up power systems for edge data centers.
On Demand Just when you think there is nothing new―VR/AR, 5G, cryptocurrency rigs and blockchain applications, undersea data centers―today’s new IT designs are pushing far beyond the traditional data center space. These new applications are driving unique solutions for data management and the appliances supporting them in all kinds of environments. How should you plan to accommodate these emerging technologies?
On Demand Microgrids hold significant potential to increase reliability and resiliency of critical government, military, security, health care, and other assets. But not all applications result in a positive business case or value proposition. Further, while microgrids can provide valuable reliability and resiliency benefits to critical assets, it is not always at a cost less than utility grid services tailored to serve those assets.
On Demand One of the biggest challenges in colocation and MTDC data centers is balancing rising rack densities with acceptable operational efficiencies, particularly in retrofitted environments where architectural limitations pose added difficulties. Often, the convenient but expensive approach is adding additional cooling capacity to the space.
On Demand In this webcast, you will learn how to reduce costly downtime and protect sensitive electronic equipment against the damaging effects of transients caused by lightning, utility switching, internal load switching and more. Eaton will be offering helpful advice in selecting surge protective devices (SPDs) based on application needs as well as walk you through interesting case studies so you don’t fall victim to common surge vulnerabilities. The presentation will also highlight new National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for SPDs.
On Demand Without a doubt, security and compliance standards are an even greater concern for today’s organizations as the landscape of potential vulnerabilities continues to grow and shift. Cyberattacks stem directly from the lack of development and enforcement of stringent security processes and protocols, and the most intrusive and harmful attacks are actually the ones related to low-level security holes which are exacerbated by the challenge of data constantly in transit.
On Demand An edge data facility is still a data center. One still and must consider design, construction, and operational habits that result in high levels of system availability, maintainability, and resiliency. The disaggregation that edge poses will distribute compute and storage assets, and the challenge will be placing edge assets into sufficiently robust facilities or enclosures outside of traditional data centers where those local solutions can equally sustain those IT operations and systems.
Mission Critical Magazine’s 2019 March/April issue takes a look at managing electrical testing deadlines for mission critical facilities, cloud-based monitoring and management, and developing orientation programs for mission critical team members along with thought leadership from our regular columnists.