Critical power environments often rely on highly trained professionals to maintain worker safety while protecting facility equipment. “Safety by design” describes a comprehensive approach, incorporating practical and feasible electrical distribution saftey designs.
While this is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, it is only the second annual International Data Center Day. So, how do we reconcile the Earth Day goals to mitigate climate change and pollution with the general perception that massive data centers are consuming terawatt hours of energy and creating a negative evironmental impact?
In recent years, the IoT, ever-escalating data requirements, and ongoing cloud adoption have contributed to a shift away from traditional, enterprise data center facilities. Instead, many organizations are adopting new approaches — all of which afford numerous benefits but, at the same time, create critical challenges.
In advanced battery systems, the quality of the power electronics helps determine the quality of the final product, its level of functionality, and its reliability. This is emphasized in the latest battery power management and charging systems that use wide-bandgap semiconductors and improved power topologies. In such advanced electronics, if the safety systems do not work quickly and reliably, the entire battery system can suffer a catastrophic failure that could seriously impact the product and its user.
Companies looking to improve their sustainability while continuing to protect their power systems against risk are beginning to incorporate renewable energy into their distributed energy power systems.
When calculating three-phase systems, electrical engineers frequently assume that the loads to be carried will be evenly balanced across coils. The problem is experience proves the opposite. Most of the systems we encounter have unbalanced loads.
This white paper explores the most beneficial applications for intelligent rack PDUs with remote power control, defines the key capabilities to require on intelligent rack PDUs with remote power control, and lists additional monitoring and security capabilities that should be considered when selecting intelligent rack PDUs for use in laboratories, in remote/edge sites or when colocating enterprise-owned equipment into MTDCs.
Building inside a mountain presents challenges and benefits
March 3, 2020
In the data center industry, storing data in a secure environment is of upmost importance. Green Mountain had a vision that if a mountain could keep NATO’s weapons secure, then it could also keep data secure; and the company was right.