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New Tech that will Transform Your Data Center It’s clear that lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries stand poised to deliver some dramatic changes to the field of data center uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), mainly due to their longer lifetime along with reduced weight, footprint and cooling requirements compared to lead-acid batteries that are commonly used in UPSs today. Let’s paint a picture of just how dramatic that change might be in small to medium-size data centers. For starters, valve-regulated lead-acid batteries (VRLA) take up significant space. This is one of the reasons why large, or even medium-size companies, typically don’t place [...]
CIOReview recognizes 2NSystems as one of the Top 20 Most Promising Data Center Solution Providers of 2018
Driving Data Center ROI Data centers are undergoing robust changes driven by numerous technologies like wearables and big data, thereby making organizations view, plan and build their data centers incomparably. With IoT and cloud playing greater roles in enterprises, data centers offering unmatched capabilities in terms of storage and protection are transforming the way enterprises have been dealing with their data. From small to large data center to cloud based shared centers enterprises are plunging their capabilities in data handling. To help enterprises find the right data center solution provider, CIOReview put together a distinguished selection panel comprising of CEOs, [...]
Ask yourself these questions: Can you easily tell which cabinets in your data center have available capacity? Do you have readily accessible information about power usage by server, rack, or circuit? Can you determine the best location for new equipment without physically walking into the data center to look, or using potentially outdated spreadsheets? Do you know exactly which critical assets will be affected by a proposed change? When you initiate a new energy efficiency measure, is it easy to track the results? Are you alerted when UPS batteries are close to failing, or when hot spots or other downtime [...]
Thousands of workers have been injured in workplace electrical accidents over the past decade. Ensuring worker safety is critical for companies that operate high voltage electrical equipment, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® was created to provide guidance on best practices to help avoid arc flash hazards, arc blasts, and other electrical accidents, and to protect employees working on or near electrical equipment. NFPA 70E compliance will help ensure employee and contractor safety when working on electrical equipment and also help companies avoid fines leveled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration [...]
These days, it’s hard to tell which aspect of data centers is greater: their criticality or their complexity. Data centers have become the essential drivers of many businesses, and their rise in importance has been paralleled by the evolution of technology necessary to maintain them. Managing them requires using the best tools and practices, because downtime carries high costs. Here are three keys to effective data center management. Get the Big Picture Data center performance is multidimensional. It involves many IT and facility factors that are interconnected, including power, cooling, energy efficiency, server capacity, asset tracking, and maintenance needs. Information [...]
When data center managers think about electrical power, it’s usually in terms of the quantity of power consumed by equipment and operations and how to make energy use more efficient. But equally as important is power quality, an assessment of the stability and reliability of incoming voltage and frequency as it moves through your facility. Power quality can impact more than productivity — power interruptions and fluctuations can be costly. Smart managers pay attention to power quality issues and take steps to prevent them. Some of the most common power quality issues include: Voltage sags, swells, and spikes: Brief decreases [...]
Increased dependency on data centers to drive businesses has led to increased demand for 24/7 accessibility — and data center downtime can have disastrous consequences. How costly is data center downtime? Studies from APC by Schneider Electric have examined the costs of data center downtime by industry: from $1,544.80 per hour in hospitality, to $9,774.80 per hour in retail, to a whopping $14,836.80 per hour in insurance. To avoid downtime — and the big price tag that comes with it — here are four important areas to address. 1. Make Availability the Top Priority In today’s connected environment, availability is [...]
Data centers have become the cores of many businesses. As dependence on data centers increases, and technology continues to evolve, companies are discovering the advantages of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software to help them navigate operational complexities. Whether you are constructing a new data center or upgrading your existing facilities to meet your business goals, you need the centralized information management that DCIM software provides. A solution such as Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers, a suite of DCIM software tools, is the key to optimizing the performance of your data center throughout its life cycle. The five phases [...]
In recent years, data centers have experienced booming growth, both in physical size and in importance to businesses. Not only is there the business data itself to consider (such as sales records or customer databases), but there are also increasing amounts of facility operational data to manage (such as power consumption, temperature, and humidity controls, rack space, and more). As data center challenges become more complex, companies are turning to data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software for essential and effective monitoring of their enterprises. Three main areas where DCIM is most helpful are visibility, availability, and capacity planning. Increased Visibility: [...]