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A Framework for Developing and Evaluating Data Center Maintenance Programs by Schneider Electric. January 18, 2012 - This white paper discusses the tiered infrastructure maintenance standard (TIMS), a straightforward method for easily evaluating the maturity of O&M programs to align everyone involved in the mission-critical environment.
A Quantitative Comparison of High Efficiency AC vs. DC Power Distribution for Data Centers by Schneider Electric. June 26, 2013 - This resource presents detailed quantitative efficiency comparison between DC and AC power distribution methods, including an analysis of the effects of power distribution efficiency on the cooling power requirement and on total electrical consumption.
Allocating Data Center Energy Costs and Carbon to IT Users by Schneider Electric. May 08, 2013 - Access this white paper to uncover a simple process to implement an effective energy management program that is accurate and demands few measurements.
An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency, High-Density Data Centers by Schneider Electric. October 07, 2011 - This white paper details the problems with electrical efficiency in data centers and provides a solution for how to fix it.
Avoiding Costs from Oversizing Data Center and Network Room Infrastructure by Schneider Electric. February 01, 2005 - This paper describes how the physical and power infrastructure of data centers and network rooms is typically oversized by more than 100%. Statistics related to oversizing are also presented, as well as the costs and fundamental reasons why oversizing occurs. An architecture and method for avoiding oversizing is described.
Calculating Total Cooling Requirements for Data Centers by Schneider Electric. December 31, 2011 - For many businesses maintaining optimal network performance and energy efficiency is a difficult task. This guide explores various ways to minimize your network downtime and optimize your energy efficiency.
Case History of Data Center Ground Fault Protection Optimization by Schneider Electric. January 28, 2011 - Read this case history of data center ground fault protection optimization to learn how to build the ideal ground fault protection system with easy to follow instructions and diagrams. Read on for more information on electrical power distribution and control.
Choosing Between Room, Row, and Rack-based Cooling for Data Centers by Schneider Electric. January 21, 2013 - Access this white paper to find out about the impact new data center hardware is having on power and cooling and the emerging containment strategies for room, row, and rack-based cooling to combat these inefficiencies. Read on to learn more about these improved cooling methods and when to use each type.
Comparing Data Center Power Distribution Architectures by Schneider Electric. October 09, 2013 - This white paper compares 5 common data center power distribution methods.
Containerized Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centers by Schneider Electric. May 09, 2013 - Access this resource to uncover the key benefits of standardized, pre-assembled and integrated power and cooling modules over traditional data center power and cooling infrastructures.
Critical Power Automatic Transfer Systems – Design and Application by Schneider Electric. November 15, 2011 - This resource outlines the design considerations for automatic transfer in the mission-critical power environment. Access recommendations as to how these considerations can be implemented into an automatic transfer system.
Data Center Facilities Design for IT E-book: Chapter 2 by Schneider Electric. August 11, 2011 - Access this expert resource from our editors to discover proven strategies for maintaining a healthy and efficient data center climate, starting with how to keep IT equipment cool.
Data Center Facilities for IT E-Book, Chapter 4: Data Center Design and Build Out by Schneider Electric. October 24, 2011 - In this expert e-book from our editors, learn how to visualize each phase of your data center construction project and its energy usage. Discover topics such as: the true cost of construction, design firm selection criteria, and much more.
Data Center Projects: Growth Model by Schneider Electric. June 28, 2013 - This critical white paper shows how you can formulate an effective growth model and capacity plan for your data center or network room.
Data Center Projects: Standardized Process by Schneider Electric. July 13, 2012 - Access this white paper to learn strategies to create standardization in your data center projects. Discover the 4 critical keys to project success as well as how to track responsibilities and eliminate responsibility gaps.
Deploying High-Density Pods in a Low-Density Data Center by Schneider Electric. May 08, 2013 - Access this white paper to learn how to rapidly deploy high-density racks within a traditional low-density data center so you can avoid building an entirely new data center.
Determining the Power, Cooling, and Space Capacities when Consolidating Data Centers by Schneider Electric. October 09, 2012 - This white paper dives into how to plan for consolidating your data center in the most efficient way possible.
E-Guide: Key Grounding and Voltage Considerations In the Data Center by Schneider Electric. January 28, 2011 - This e-guide explains the reasons for implementing grounding methods and the problems that can occur if it is done incorrectly. Find out how to design your data center’s power system with key components in mind and how much power to implement in your data center.
E-Guide: Power and Cooling Best Practices for Large Data Centers by Schneider Electric. August 12, 2011 - This expert e-guide from editors explores key power and cooling tips to optimize data center energy efficiency. In addition, discover best practices for backup power maintenance to ensure uninterrupted data center power.
Electrical Efficiency Modeling for Data Centers by Schneider Electric. January 01, 2006 - Typical data centers draw more than twice as much power as IT loads require. The cost associated with this power consumption is considerable and often avoidable. Get tips on reducing electrical waste and learn about better ways to measure efficiency.
Energy Efficient Cooling for Data Centers: A Close-Coupled Row Solution by Schneider Electric. October 01, 2010 - The trend of increasing heat densities in data centers has held consistent with advances in computing technology for many years. As power density increased, it became evident that the degree of difficulty in cooling these higher power demand loads was also increasing.
Energy Impact of Increased Server Inlet Temperature by Schneider Electric. October 06, 2011 - This white paper tests a commonly held idea about the optimal temperature of data center for a variety of infrastructure.
Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Federal Data Center Consolidation by Schneider Electric. May 09, 2013 - Check out this resource that describes energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs), and how they are smart alternative financing option for consolidation projects.
Expert Strategies to Improve Data Center Efficiency by Schneider Electric. January 24, 2013 - Access this expert e-guide that examines the most cost-effective data center technologies that will improve energy efficiency to reduce IT infrastructure costs or adhere to environmental regulations.
Guidelines for Specification of Data Center Criticality / Tier Levels by Schneider Electric. January 26, 2011 - This paper describes and compares three common methods for specifying data center criticality. Guidance is given on how to choose a criticality by presenting typical levels for various applications and environments. Defensible approaches for specifying data center performance are also discussed.
High-Efficiency AC Power Distribution for Green Data Centers by Schneider Electric. April 01, 2011 - This paper describes the various configurations for this distribution architecture and quantifies the benefits for the optimal configuration.
Impact of High Density Hot Aisles on IT Personnel Work Conditions by Schneider Electric. October 10, 2013 - This white paper discusses the issue of increasing discomfort for computer room workers in high power density data centers.
Impact of Hot and Cold Aisle Containment on Data Center Temperature and Efficiency by Schneider Electric. May 08, 2013 - Access this informative white paper that presents why hot-aisle containment strategies is the preferred method over cold-aisle containment to improve data center cooling system efficiency.
Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centers by Schneider Electric. October 10, 2011 - This white paper details how to reduce the electricity costs associated with your data center.
Implementing Hot and Cold Air Containment in Existing Data Centers by Schneider Electric. May 09, 2013 - Access this white paper to find help as you assess your data center constraints, and determine which containment strategy is the best fit for your facility.
Improved Chilled Water Piping Distribution Methodology for Data Centers by Schneider Electric. October 07, 2011 - This white paper details the issues involved with chilled water piping and offers flexible piping as a reliable solution.
Loading Considerations when Paralleling Transformers by Schneider Electric. October 01, 2011 - Access this resource to explore the limiting conditions of connecting transformers in parallel and loading considerations when turn ratios, impedances and kVA ratings are different.
Power and Cooling Capacity Management for Data Centers by Schneider Electric. October 08, 2013 - This white paper details how to deal with high density IT equipment in your data center.
Power System Event Reconstruction Technologies for Modern Data Centers by Schneider Electric. October 01, 2011 - New power monitoring systems can re-construct the sequence of events such as circuit breaker tripping, and static switch transfer down to 1 ms resolution. This resource explores this power system even reconstruction in detail and discusses why it’s important to modern data centers.
Presentation Transcript: Methodologies and Technologies to Reduce Power and Cooling Demands in the Data Center by Schneider Electric. June 07, 2011 - Access this exclusive resource to discover how server consolidation can lower data center energy bills by consolidating multiple servers on to fewer physical platforms.
Reducing the Hidden Costs Associated with Upgrades of Data Center Power Capacity by Schneider Electric. February 01, 2005 - There are cost factors beyond a standard TCO analysis to be considered when adding a UPS system to a data center. Learn how a rack-based, scalable UPS system allows planned growth to occur easily with minimal impact to existing IT processing applications.
Reliability Analysis of the APC InfraStruXure Power System by Schneider Electric. October 14, 2011 - This white paper presents a case study comparing a new power system with traditional central UPS architecture.
Review of Four Studies Comparing Efficiency of AC and DC Distribution for Data Centers by Schneider Electric. July 13, 2012 - In this quantitative research paper, examine data from four different studies and real-world data to determine whether AC or DC power distribution can best maximize energy savings.
Special Report: Data Center Energy Efficiency Guide by Schneider Electric. May 27, 2011 - This expert e-guide provides guidelines for reducing high energy costs and states the importance of investing in power and cooling technology.
Standardization and Modularity in Data Center Physical Infrastructure by Schneider Electric. July 11, 2012 -
This white paper outlines how standardization can have significant positive effects on all three major components of DCPI business value – availability, agility and total cost of ownership. Learn how your organization can adopt modular standardization to cut costs and prevent downtime
Tackling Today’s Data Center Energy Efficiency Challenges – A Software-Oriented Approach by Schneider Electric. January 28, 2011 - Energy consumption is a growing concern for data centers. This paper outlines a software-based approach to the data gathering, trending, and analysis that are necessary to apply successful energy efficiency measures in data center environments.
TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center by Schneider Electric. May 10, 2013 - Access this resource that presents a quantitative TCO analysis of traditional data center power and cooling infrastructures versus scalable, containerized data center power and cooling modules.
Ten Cooling Solutions to Support High-density Server Deployment by Schneider Electric. July 13, 2012 - Access this white paper to discover ten cooling solutions to support high-density server deployment. These strategic approaches can help you increase cooling efficiency, cooling capacity and power density.
The Top 9 Mistakes in Data Center Planning by Schneider Electric. January 24, 2013 - Why do so many data center builds and expansions fail? Access this white paper to find out as it presents the top 9 mistakes to avoid during data center builds and expansions.
Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits by Schneider Electric. October 15, 2012 - This white paper details solutions to issues created by shifting your data center to the cloud.