Published By: Anixter
Published Date: Nov 23, 2015
This report tackles the challenges, standards and best approaches to thermal efficiency in existing facilities largely due to them being more prevalent when compared to a new facility. You will be introduced to four best practices that are absolutely critical to achieving an optimal thermal environment. The report also explores the future of datacenter cooling and introduces emerging technologies.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Sep 03, 2015
Capacity planning is one of the most difficult aspects of building a data center today, given the complexity and number of variables to consider.
This new White Paper, from leading solutions and innovation provider Panduit, brings fresh insight into the central issues facing data center planners both for initial “build” and for future growth, with valuable “real life” examples drawn from actual customer case studies.
Download now to understand how best to:
• Avoid capacity fragmentation: identify areas of “lost” or “stranded” capacity
• Establish “best fits” for capacity in your center
• Maintain equilibrium between the four critical elements of any effective data center management plan
• Implement proactive planning: speed decision-making and deployment
• Optimize existing resources
• Improve data center operations and efficiency
• Reduce OPEX
• Avoid unnecessary CAPEX by extending the life of your center.
In today’s complex and competitive business world, to be successful and survive, organizations need to be agile, flexible and fast to adapt to changes. Competition gets more aggressive and clients expect more every day, with the 24/7 nature of the global commercial world we live in and the vast availability of similar
solutions, organizations and options, how do you stay ahead?
Published By: Anixter
Published Date: Sep 23, 2015
This report covers the complex nature of powering the data center. The drive for improved efficiencies and managing variable IT capacity requirements are top priorities for all data center operators and managers. The intelligent power
chain achieved via the right hardware configuration coupled with intelligence and analytics can provide robust gains in five key areas.
Published By: Chatsworth
Published Date: Oct 06, 2016
In this white paper, we will discuss the following key topics so that your data centre operates more efficiently and cost-effectively:
• Growing energy utilisation
• Creating cooling efficiencies
• Enabling efficiency best practices
Furthermore, we will look at great ways to overcome cooling, energy and even design challenges.
This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.
Your business is ready for a new data center or an upgrade.
But is your data center ready for your business? It can be. You want to optimize your ability to adapt to changing IT needs quickly while meeting performance and efficiency requirements. All while either deferring CapEx or reducing OpEx.
This paper explains how to specify the physical infrastructure for an IT pod and describes optimum configurations based on available power feeds, physical space, and targeted average rack power densities.
Published By: SimpliVity
Published Date: Jan 07, 2016
ActualTech Media surveyed over 500 technology professionals and members of organizational management in order to gauge people’s understanding of hyperconvergence, as well as how the market is adopting such solutions.
This paper will explore the concept behind Ultra-Efficient data
center chilled water system design and control integration
that will see an additional 40 to 60 percent energy savings in
today's best-in-class variable-speed chilled water systems.
Published By: Raritan
Published Date: Oct 10, 2016
As our businesses become increasingly digital, we tend to think about technology in non-physical terms. Our IT infrastructure becomes “the cloud.” Our servers and storage become “virtual.” Our networks become “software-defined.”
It has been obvious for some time that the power distribution system within the data center is the key opportunity to focus upon in order to actively manage the rising costs of power and more specifically, identify problems and waste in real-time.
With future-thinking organizations sharing knowledge between Facilities and IT, the push for more intelligence within this rack-based power infrastructure has become urgent with higher rack power densities. In fact, proactive power management at all stages in the distribution chain within enterprise data centers has become the requirement to feed efficiency studies and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) style optimization initiatives.
NICE, the leader in workforce management, introduces the most advanced forecasting
tools on the market with WFM 7.0. Building on its recognition as the industry standard,
NICE WFM 7.0 Forecasting with Artificial Intelligence chooses the optimal daily forecast
model to provide staffing levels and budgeting that are more accurate than those
delivered by any other WFM solution.
Manufacturing presents one of the largest opportunities for seizing the value of IoT integration — and among the fastest to adopt IoT solutions. Manufacturers see IoT as an improvement to help manage the large number of assets involved in manufacturing and to reduce the time it takes to make products.
Still, many wonder what value IoT can actually bring their business. This interactive eBook from IDC and Schneider Electric identifies the top reasons to invest in IoT, and how to ensure manufacturers get the most out of their investments.
As businesses give employees more power to work wherever and
whenever they want, IT and business leaders are tasked with creating
connected, collaborative work environments that are optimized for all
devices. Rather than investing in point solutions that employees may or may
not use, many organizations are investing in Unified Communications (UC)
— more specifically, UC as a Service (UCaaS) or UC services
delivered through the cloud.
Developing an optimal arc flash protection strategy
for a given facility can be difficult due to the number of solutions
and system variables involved. Effective arc flash hazard reduction
is best achieved by establishing an overall system protection
strategy that accounts for safety and operational requirements as
well as system reliability and availability. An overview of available
solution categories and application guidance based on experience
in a wide variety of facility types is presented in order to assist
engineers trying to implement “safety by design” principles
to help deal with arc flash hazards. The approach provided addresses
the complexities of the trade-offs between competing priorities
and provides tools that help users develop effective protection
strategies for the unique circumstances in a given facility.
Keeping aging switchgear performing at optimum performance levels can be challenging. When it comes to the reliability of an electrical distribution system, it’s not a question of if a system component will malfunction, but when. Electrical equipment ultimately degrades and reaches the end of its useful life, no matter how much maintenance is performed. And, with the advancements in the design of the new circuit breakers, those with older technology are no longer considered sustainable solutions.
Plant managers and engineers must ensure continuity of operations and develop a plan to replace or upgrade aging switchgear. Facilities without a properly-implemented strategy put operations at risk that could lead to safety issues, equipment damage and/or downtime.
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