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APC by Schneider Electric

Overview: APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications.

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Smart-UPS Features and Benefits Overview

 by APC by Schneider Electric. April 25, 2012 -

Access this video to learn about the benefits of using an effective UPS to protect your servers and other network devices from surges, spikes, blackouts and more.

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Smart-UPS Features and Benefits Overview

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A Quantitative Comparison of High Efficiency AC vs. DC Power Distribution for Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. January 2007 - This paper explains why a move to a DC-based architecture is unwarranted on the basis of efficiency by comparing the most efficient DC and AC power distribution methods.

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Airflow Uniformity through Perforated Tiles in a Raised-Floor Data Center by APC by Schneider Electric. January 01, 2005 - In this paper, the impact of data center design parameters on perforated tile airflow is quantified and methods of improving the uniformity are discussed.

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Allocating Data Center Energy Costs and Carbon to IT Users by APC by Schneider Electric. January 28, 2010 - This paper provides an overview of energy cost and carbon allocation strategies and their precision. We show that it is both easy and inexpensive for any data center, large or small, new or old, to get started allocating costs and carbon, but the expense and complexity escalate and ROI declines when excessive precision is specified.

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions by APC by Schneider Electric. July 13, 2012 - Access this white paper to discover tips for choosing the right data center infrastructure management tools. This resource describes the common pitfalls to avoid when choosing a DCIM solution and provides practical guidance to help you pick a toolset that is a better fit for your data center – and shows you how to implement it properly.

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Backup Power by APC by Schneider Electric. April 11, 2011 - This part of the Interactive Data Center takes a closer look at the role of a generator in providing backup power to data centers.

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Battery Technologies for Data Centers and Network Rooms: Environmental Regulations by APC by Schneider Electric. February 04, 2009 - This paper offers a high level summary of the regulations and provides a list of environmental compliance information resources.

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Battery Technology Data Centers and Network Rooms: Lead-Acid Battery Options by APC by Schneider Electric. February 04, 2009 - This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of Flooded, Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VLRA), and Modular Battery Catridge (MBC) lead-acid battery technologies.

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Battery Technology for Data Centers and Network Rooms: Fire Safety Codes - USA by APC by Schneider Electric. October 07, 2011 - Proper interpretation of the fire codes is essential in the design and implementation of data centers and network rooms. This resource explores fire safety regulations and their application to uninterrupted power supply (UPS) battery installations.

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Calculating Total Cooling Requirements for Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. July 09, 2009 - This white paper describes how to estimate heat output from IT equipment and other devices in a data center such as UPS, for purposes of sizing air conditioning systems.

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Calculating Total Power Requirements for Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. October 01, 2007 - Assessing the electrical power required to support and cool the critical loads within the data center is essential in planning for the development of a facility that will meet the end user's availability expectations. Read this white paper to learn how.

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Classification of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools by APC by Schneider Electric. June 12, 2013 - This white paper presents a classification system for data center infrastructure management tools, enabling IT pros to determine which physical infrastructure management tools they need and which ones they don't.

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Comparing Data Center Batteries, Flywheels, and Ultracapacitors by APC by Schneider Electric. July 2008 - This paper explores several popular classes of batteries, compares batteries to both flywheels and ultracapacitors, and briefly discusses fuel cells.

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Comparing UPS System Design Configurations by APC by Schneider Electric. January 01, 2005 - An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is often the best way to avoid downtime, but choosing a system can be a challenge. This white paper explains the five most common UPS configurations and the benefits and limitations of each.

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Cooling by APC by Schneider Electric. April 11, 2011 - This portion of the Interactive Data Center explains how cooling factors into the overall efficiency of an infrastructure and offers expert advice to help IT pros choose the right air conditioner for their unique enterprise needs.

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Cooling Audit for Identifying Potential Cooling Problems in Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. February 01, 2005 - Routine cooling system checks on blade server and other compact units help identify problems before they result in costly downtime. Download this checklist and learn how to assess ten common problem areas that can adversely affect server room cooling.

  View Cooling Audit for Identifying Potential Cooling Problems in Data Centers research abstract

Cooling Strategies for IT Wiring Closets and Small Rooms by APC by Schneider Electric. May 18, 2012 - Access this white paper to discover improved strategies for cooling your IT wiring closet. Learn the five methods of cooling, the effect of UPS on cooling systems and much more.

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Creating an Adaptable Physical Infrastructure for Small IT Spaces by APC by Schneider Electric. August 30, 2012 - Access this resource to discover strategies for creating a manageable and adaptable physical infrastructure for small IT environments. Discover the changes and trends in the small IT space.

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Creating Order from Chaos in Data Centers and Server Rooms by APC by Schneider Electric. February 2009 - Data center professionals can rid themselves of messy racks, sub-standard under floor air distribution, and cable sprawl with a minimum of heartache and expense. This paper outlines several innovative approaches for dealing with the symptoms of chaos and for eliminating the root causes of disorder.

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Creating Order from Chaos in Data Centers and Server Rooms by APC by Schneider Electric. May 01, 2012 - Access this white paper to discover innovative approaches to eliminating chaos in your data center or server room. From quick fixes to long term solutions, this resource has it all.

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Data Center Evaluation: Your Electrical Meter Options by APC by Schneider Electric. December 31, 2013 - This white paper outlines the different types of meters and their applications/benefits in certain situations.

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Data Center Facilities Design for IT - Chapter 3: Backup power, distribution and conversions by APC by Schneider Electric. August 25, 2011 - Feeding the data center’s energy needs without breaking the bank is possible—if you know a few tricks. This chapter includes targeted steps to lower data center power consumption and strengthen the bottom line.

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Data Center Facilities Design for IT Chapter 1: Communication Strategies for Data Center Designs by APC by Schneider Electric. April 03, 2012 - This expert e-book explores how effective communication between IT and facilities can improve your organization's bottom line and maximize data center efficiency.

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Data Center Optimizations E-book: Chapter 1 Balancing Server Consolidation by APC by Schneider Electric. November 30, 2011 - This resource explores the careful art of server consolidation and guides you in how to establish reasonable consolidation ratios based on your day-to-day tasks while still allowing you to maximize resource efficiency.

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Data Center Physical Infrastructure: Optimizing Business Value by APC by Schneider Electric. August 19, 2010 - To stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing business world, companies must update the way they view the value of their investment in data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Agility, or business flexibility, and low total cost of ownership have become equally important to companies that will succeed in a changing global marketplace.

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Data Center Physical Infrastructure: Optimizing Business Value by APC by Schneider Electric. April 01, 2011 - To stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing business world, companies must update the way they view the value of their investment in data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Agility, or business flexibility, and low total cost of ownership have become equally important to companies that will succeed in a changing global marketplace.

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Data Center Projects: Commissioning by APC by Schneider Electric. November 02, 2009 - The commissioning process flow is described and critical success factors are discussed. The commissioning process inputs and outputs are also placed in context with other key data center project process phases and steps.

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Data Center Projects: System Planning by APC by Schneider Electric. February 2009 - The planning sequence described in this paper covers the design of the data center's physical infrastructure layer, whose job it is to house, power, cool, and protect the data center's computing and network functions.

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Data Center Physical Infrastructure for Enterprise Wireless LANs by APC by Schneider Electric. February 01, 2005 - Understanding the unique Network-Critical Physical Infrastructure (NCPI) requirements of Wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment allows for a successful deployment. Discover how to plan for NCPI while deploying indoor WLANs, with emphasis on power and cooling.

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Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms: Common Problems Addressed by APC by Schneider Electric. July 27, 2012 - Access this white paper to discover practical data center design solutions. From power and cooling to physical security, this resource provides a comprehensive overview of valuable strategies to decrease downtime.

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Determining Total Cost of Ownership for Data Center and Network Room Infrastructure by APC by Schneider Electric. April 30, 2009 - Predicting and measuring Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for the physical infrastructure for network rooms and data centers is required for ROI analysis and other business decision processes. This paper describes a method for determining TCO of physical data center and network room infrastructure including power, cooling and protection.

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Determining Total Cost of Ownership for Data Center and Network Room Infrastructure by APC by Schneider Electric. February 2005 - This white paper describes an improved method for measuring TCO for data center and network room physical infrastructure, and provides examples on how to relate these costs to the overall IT infrastructure and evaluate cost control strategies.

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E-Book: IT Handbook - Data Center Efficiency Metrics and Methods by APC by Schneider Electric. July 20, 2010 - Learn best practices for measuring your data center efficiency holistically, with in-depth explanations on the efficiency of IT components like servers, cooling units and power infrastructure.

  View E-Book: IT Handbook - Data Center Efficiency Metrics and Methods research abstract

E-Guide: A Guide to Managing Data Center Power Outages and Consumption by APC by Schneider Electric. April 30, 2009 - In this expert E-Guide, you will discover best practices for managing data center power usage, how to prevent power outages and learn how to ensure your data center has enough power to operate at optimal capacity. It'll also discuss 5 essential steps for reducing data center power consumtion.

  View E-Guide: A Guide to Managing Data Center Power Outages and Consumption research abstract

eBook: Data Center Facilities IT Handbook Chapter 3 - Capping Energy Consumption In The Data Center by APC by Schneider Electric. July 20, 2009 - Data center managers used to describe their facilities in terms of square footage. All of this has changed, however, and power consumption is now the reference of choice. Data centers consume more power now than ever before. This e-book chapter gives you the tools you need to work with local utility providers and some ways to benefit from utility

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eBook: Techfocus - Data Center Construction by APC by Schneider Electric. November 09, 2009 - The chapters in this Techfocus eBook will discuss the importance of site selection and planning, data center conceptualization and cost analysis, and negotiating with contractors.

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Economizer Modes of Data Center Cooling Systems by APC by Schneider Electric. July 13, 2012 - Access this white paper to learn how your data center can reduce energy costs by using the right economizer mode. This resource provides definitions for the various types of economizer modes and compares their performance against key data center attributes.

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Efficiency Standards by APC by Schneider Electric. April 11, 2011 - This area of the Interactive Data Center breaks down the Power usage effectiveness (PUE) metric and compares it to other efficiency standards available.

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eGuide: How to maximize power and cooling efforts in your data center by APC by Schneider Electric. August 02, 2011 - Access this essential resource from our editors to learn how to implement the right power and coolng techniques for your environment in order to reduce overall energy costs. Obtain survey results on energy efficiency trends and discover which technologies and methods are better than others.

  View eGuide: How to maximize power and cooling efforts in your data center research abstract

Energy Efficient Cooling: IT Handbook by APC by Schneider Electric. April 30, 2010 - In this e-book, you'll learn about setting up a cooling monitoring system, optimizing data center cooling efficiency, using hot aisle/ cold aisle containment systems, and economizer selection and implementation.

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Energy Impact of Increased Server Inlet Temperature by APC by Schneider Electric. July 09, 2009 - The quest for efficiency improvement raises questions regarding the optimal air temperature for data centers. The goal is to find the optimal temperature range where the combined IT and cooling load is minimized. Data presented is based upon actual sealed testing of different cooling systems when subjected to the simulated composite server...

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Energy Impact of Increased Server Inlet Temperature by APC by Schneider Electric. April 17, 2012 - Learn how your business can promote data center energy efficiency by finding the optimal temperature range where the combined IT and cooling load is minimized.

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Essential Rack System Requirements for Next Generation Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. February 01, 2005 - This paper presents a categorized and prioritized collection of rack system challenges and requirements as obtained through systematic user interviews.

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Essential Standby Generator System Requirements for Next Generation Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. January 2005 - Effective standby generator system installations must address the known problems and challenges relating to current and past designs to ensure high availability. This paper overviews generator system challenges and offers tips on solving them.

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Estimating a Data Center's Electrical Carbon Footprint by APC by Schneider Electric. April 01, 2010 - Data Center carbon emissions are a growing global concern. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites data centers as a major source of energy consumption in the United States. This paper introduces a simple approach, supported by free web-based tools, for estimating the carbon footprint of a data center anywhere in the world.

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Facility Design by APC by Schneider Electric. April 11, 2011 - This Interactive Data Center category explores raised floors and other facility design techniques and discusses how room spacing influences efficiency.

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Four Steps to Determine When a Standby Generator is Needed for Small Data Centers and Network Rooms by APC by Schneider Electric. July 01, 2007 - Small data centers and network rooms vary dramatically in the amount of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) runtime deployed. This paper identifies four steps to identifying if a standby generator is required.

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Fundamental Principles of Generators for Information Technology by APC by Schneider Electric. November 24, 2011 - This whitepaper covers the basics on standby generators and systems to prepare your IT staff for any prolonged utility power outages.

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Fundamental Principles of Network Security by APC by Schneider Electric. July 2009 - This paper covers the fundamentals of secure networking systems, including firewalls, network topology and secure protocols.

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Guidance for Calculation of Efficiency (PUE) in Data Centres by APC by Schneider Electric. December 09, 2011 - The efficiency ratings of a data centre can vary substantially depending on what methodologies are applied. Access this exclusive resource to discover the importance of measuring data centre efficiency and learn about the issues companies face when establishing the PUE of an infrastructure.

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Guidance for Calculation of Efficiency (PUE) in Real Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. January 28, 2010 - Unfortunately, commonly published efficiency data is not computed using a standard methodology making it difficult to properly benchmark infrastructure efficiency in data centers. This paper explains the problem and describes a standardized method for classifying data center loads for efficiency calculations.

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Guidelines for Specification of Data Center Power Density by APC by Schneider Electric. January 01, 2005 - Specifying data center density has yet to conform to an established standard within the industry. This paper describes the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of power and cooling infrastructure for data centers.

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High Efficiency Indirect Air Economizer-based Cooling for Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. November 18, 2013 - This white paper details how indirect air economizer-based cooling will lower the cost of running your data center without the same risk as directly exposing your infrastructure to the outdoor air.

  View High Efficiency Indirect Air Economizer-based Cooling for Data Centers research abstract

Hot Aisle vs. Cold Aisle Containment by APC by Schneider Electric. October 2010 - This paper examines hot and cold air containment and highlights the reasons why hot aisle containment emerges as the preferred best practice.

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Hot-Aisle vs. Cold-Aisle Containment for Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. April 01, 2011 - This paper examines both methodologies and highlights the reasons why hot-aisle containment emerges as the preferred best practice.

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How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets by APC by Schneider Electric. January 26, 2011 - Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for how a basic monitoring system can help reduce the occurrence of these unanticipated events.

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Humidification Strategies for Data Centers and Network Rooms by APC by Schneider Electric. February 01, 2005 - The control of humidity in Information Technology environments is essential to achieving high availability. This paper explains how humidity affects equipment and why humidity control is required.

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Humidification Stratiegies for Data Centers and Network Rooms by APC by Schneider Electric. November 2008 - This paper explains the nature of humidity, its effects and its management in computer rooms and data centers.

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Identifying and Fixing Data Center Hot Spots by APC by Schneider Electric. August 21, 2009 - Hot spots can seriously reduce the efficiency of an organization's computer equipment. Watch this webcast for expert tips on remediating your data center's hot spots and discover the costs associated with the task.

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Impact of High Density Hot Aisles on IT Personnel Work Conditions by APC by Schneider Electric. January 26, 2011 - The use of modern enclosed hot aisles to address increasing power densities in the data center has brought into question the suitability of working conditions in these hot aisle environments. In this paper, it is determined that the additional heat stress imposed by such high density IT environments is of minimal concern.

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Impact of Hot and Cold Aisle Containment on Data Centre Temperature and Efficiency by APC by Schneider Electric. December 09, 2011 - Access this exclusive resource to discover the efficiency benefits of containment and learn about the differences between hot-air and cold-air strategies.

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Improved Chilled Water Piping Distribution Methodology for Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. November 20, 2008 - This paper discusses new piping approaches, which can dramatically reduce the risk of leakage and facilitate high-density deployment.

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Improving Rack Cooling Performance Using Airflow Management™ Blanking Panels by APC by Schneider Electric. November 2008 - IT equipment mounted in racks cools itself by drawing ambient air from the data center or network room. If the heated exhaust air is allowed to return to the air inlet of the equipment, an undesirable overheating condition may occur. This paper explains how this problem compromises the cooling process and the benefit of using air blanking panels.

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Increasing Data Center Efficiency by Using Improved High Density Power Distribution by APC by Schneider Electric. January 01, 2006 - A new approach to power distribution for high density server installations saves floor space, simplifies power cabling, saves capital cost, reduces weight, and increases electrical efficiency. This paper describes this distribution architecture and quantifies the benefits.

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InfraStruxure for Small IT Spaces at Schneider Electric by APC by Schneider Electric. November 05, 2012 - Access this video to discover a comprehensive solution that brings together UPS, power distribution and cooling offerings to help you manage small data centres, IT rooms, enterprise branches or network closets. This video outlines a solution that uses virtualisation, unified communication and cloud technologies to simplify these environments.

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Keep IT Running through Data Center Cooling Outage by APC by Schneider Electric. December 31, 2013 - This informative white paper talks about some of the trends that are increasing risk of overheating and some of the predictive models and design strategies make it possible to ensure contiuned reliable operation following a power outage.

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Management Strategy for Network Critical Physical Infrastructure by APC by Schneider Electric. January 2003 - Physical infrastructure management is the key to system availability, minimizing downtime risk and increasing personnel productivity. Learn the factors that should be considered when choosing a management solution for the physical infrastructure layer of computing and networking resources.

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Mean Time Between Failure: Explanation and Standards by APC by Schneider Electric. July 01, 2007 - Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is a widely abused reliability term. Discover the underlying complexities and misconceptions of MTBF and the methods available for estimating it.

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Modular Systems: The Evolution of Reliability by APC by Schneider Electric. January 01, 2005 - Modularity is an established technique for organizing and simplifying a complex system. In data centers, modular design has already taken root in new fault-tolerant architectures for servers and storage systems. The mission of this paper is to illustrate how modularity delivers a profound reliability benefit: fault tolerance

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Monitoring Physical Threats in the Data Center by APC by Schneider Electric. February 2009 - This paper describes the class of threats, suggests approaches to deploying monitoring devices, and provides best practices in leveraging the collected data to reduce downtime.

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Monitoring Physical Threats in the Modern Data Center by APC by Schneider Electric. April 17, 2012 - Learn how your organization can protect against data center physical threats that can elude traditional monitoring methods. This paper outlines these threats and suggests approaches to deploying monitoring devices and reducing downtime.

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Performing Effective MTBF Comparisons for Data Center Infrastructure by APC by Schneider Electric. January 28, 2010 - Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is often proposed as a key decision making criterion when comparing data center infrastructure systems. This paper explains how MTBF can be effectively used as one of several factors for specification and selection of systems, by making the assumptions explicit.

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Physical Security in Mission Critical Facilities by APC by Schneider Electric. December 09, 2011 - This resource presents an overview of the principles of personnel identification and describes the basic elements that should be used in any security system.

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Physical Security in Mission Critical Facilities by APC by Schneider Electric. February 03, 2009 - This paper presents an overview of the principles of personnel identification and describes the basic elements and procedures used in security systems.

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Power and Cooling for VoIP and IP Telephony Applications by APC by Schneider Electric. February 01, 2005 - This paper explains how to plan for VoIP power and cooling needs, and describes simple, fast, reliable, and cost effective strategies for upgrading old facilities and building new facilities.

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Practical Options for Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms and Branch Offices by APC by Schneider Electric. May 18, 2012 - Access this white paper to discover practical data center design solutions. From power and cooling to physical security, this resource provides a comprehensive overview of valuable strategies to decrease downtime.

  View Practical Options for Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms and Branch Offices research abstract

Presentation Transcript: Going Green in the Data Center: A Step-by-Step Process by APC by Schneider Electric. June 18, 2009 - This presentation trasnscript provides expert insight into the benefits and tradeoffs of going green in your data center.

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Presentation Transcript: Hot Spots in Computer Rooms by APC by Schneider Electric. August 10, 2009 - Hot spots can seriously reduce the efficiency of an organization's computer equipment. Read this Presentation Transcript for expert tips on remediating your data center's hot spots and discover the costs associated with the task.

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Presentation Transcript: Measuring and Maintaining PUE in the Data Center by APC by Schneider Electric. September 16, 2011 - Access this resource to discover tips and tricks to minimize energy consumption by understanding PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) standards, implementing proper power monitoring, reducing cooling requirements, and much more.

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Preventive Maintenance Strategy for Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. February 2009 - This white paper describes the types of PM services that can help safeguard the uptime of data centers and IT equipment rooms.

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Rack Powering Options for High Density by APC by Schneider Electric. July 2009 - In this APC whitepaper, alternatives for providing electrical power to high density racks in data centers and network rooms are explained and compared as well as defined guidelines for rack power systems that can reliably deliver power to high density loads while adapting to changing needs.

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Re-examining the Suitability of the Raised Floor for Data Center Applications by APC by Schneider Electric. December 2003 - Many of the reasons for the raised floor in the data center no longer exist, and the problems associated with raised floors suggest that their widespread use is no longer justified or desirable for many applications.

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Reliability Analysis of the APC InfraStruXure Power System by APC by Schneider Electric. January 28, 2010 - The APC InfraStruXure product line offers an alternative architecture to the central UPS. This paper summarizes the key findings of MTechnology's quantitative risk assessment and discusses their implications for facility managers and designers.

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Reliability Analysis of the APC Symmetra MW Power System by APC by Schneider Electric. January 28, 2010 - MTechnology, Inc. (MTech) performed a quantitative reliability analysis of the APC Symmetra MW UPS. The study used techniques of Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) to calculate the likelihood of over 680,000 potential failure modes.

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Schneider Electric Delivers StruxureWare™ for Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. October 17, 2011 - This essential resource explores the top IT and business drivers for data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software, definitions of DCIM, how it can solve data centre challenges, and presents the main benefits of DCIM.

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Selecting an Industry-Standard Metric for Data Center Efficiency by APC by Schneider Electric. January 01, 2007 - This paper explains some of the metrics that have been used to describe the efficiency of data center physical infrastructure and suggests which metric is the most effective.

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Server, Network and Telecom Power Solutions by APC by Schneider Electric. January 01, 2004 - Symmetra Power Array was designed to fit all these customer expectations. It the world's first redundant, scalable, user-serviceable, and manageable power protection solution.

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Servers by APC by Schneider Electric. April 11, 2011 - This Interactive Data Center section outlines the various components that companies should consider when selecting a server, including processors, memory, and more.

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Seven Types of Power Problems by APC by Schneider Electric. June 13, 2011 - This exclusive resource describes common types of power disturbances, what causes them and what effect they have on critical equipment. Read on to discover how to safeguard your equipment against power disturbances for a more efficient and reliable data centre.

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Solutions for Network Closets by APC by Schneider Electric. October 23, 2009 - Convergence, consolidation, virtualization - today's IT trends have turned the network closet into a mission-critical environment. APC solutions give you the level of control, monitoring, and management that today’s more critical systems demand.

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Solutions for Small to Medium Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. October 23, 2009 - APC® by Schneider Electric enables you to adapt your data center to the changing needs of a business. With the same InfraStruXure® HD-Ready architecture, you can start out with a low-density data center, and later scale up to high density as needed without picking up the phone to call for more capacity, engineering or quotes.

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Specification of Modular Data Center Architecture by APC by Schneider Electric. November 21, 2012 - This white paper gives a definition to the idea of the modular data center.

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Standardization and Modularity in Data Center Physical Infrastructure by APC by Schneider Electric. January 26, 2011 - This paper examines how failure to adopt modular standardization as a design strategy for data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) is costly on all fronts, unnecessary expense, avoidable downtime, and lost business opportunity. Standardization and modularity, create wide-ranging benefits in DCPI that streamline and simplify every process.

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Standardization and Modularity in Network-Critical Physical Infrastructure by APC by Schneider Electric. February 04, 2009 - Standardization and its close relative, modularity, create wide-ranging benefits in NCPI that streamline and simplify every process from initial planning to daily operation.

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Strategies for Deploying Blade Servers in Existing Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. January 2005 - Installing blade servers in an existing data center stresses the power and cooling systems. This paper reviews five methods to deploy blade servers and avoid common pitfalls, helping you select the best power and cooling approach for your IT shop.

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Technical Comparison of On-line Vs. Line-interactive UPS Designs by APC by Schneider Electric. January 2004 - This paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of each topology and addresses some common misconceptions about real-world application requirements.

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TechTarget ANZ's guide to a cost-effective and reliable data centre by APC by Schneider Electric. September 22, 2010 - Virtualisation is known for reducing rack footprint and improving disaster recovery in the data centre. But it can also reduce power and cooling costs, so long as you consider the physical design of your data centre, as this e-book explains.

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Ten Cooling Solutions to Support High-Density Server Deployment by APC by Schneider Electric. May 01, 2012 - Access this white paper to discover ten cooling solutions to support high-density server deployment. Read on to learn how your organization can increase cooling efficiency and more.

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Ten Cooling Solutions to Support High-Density Server Deployment by APC by Schneider Electric. October 2010 - High-density servers offer a significant performance per watt benefit. But, depending on the deployment, they can present a cooling challenge. This paper provides ten approaches for increasing cooling efficiency, cooling capacity and power density.

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Ten Errors to Avoid When Commissioning a Data Center by APC by Schneider Electric. February 03, 2009 - This paper outlines the ten most common errors that prevent successful execution of the commissioning process.

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The Different Technologies for Cooling Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. December 31, 2012 - This white paper talks about data center cooling and the advantages, disadvantages and applications of the 13 basic methods for heat removal.

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The Different Types of Air Conditioning Equipment for IT Environments by APC by Schneider Electric. July 09, 2009 - Cooling equipment for an IT environment can be implemented in 10 basic configurations. The information in this paper allows IT professionals to be more involved in the specification of precision cooling solutions that better align with IT objectives.

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The Different Types of UPS Systems by APC by Schneider Electric. October 28, 2011 - Since many IT pros are unaware that there are more than 2 types of UPS systems, they often select technologies that fail to meet their application needs.  This resource explores available UPS options and highlights the performance characteristics and design attributes of each.

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The Different Types of UPS Systems by APC by Schneider Electric. February 01, 2005 - There is much confusion in the marketplace about the different types of UPS systems and their characteristics. Each of these UPS types is defined, practical applications of each are discussed, and advantages and disadvantages are listed.

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The Green Data Center: Energy-Efficient Computing in the 21st Century, Chapter 3, 2009 Update by APC by Schneider Electric. February 10, 2009 - This chapter is a primer on energy efficient cooling and power distribution principles and best practices in data center.

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The Role of Isolation Transformers in Data Center UPS Systems by APC by Schneider Electric. November 09, 2010 - Most modern UPS systems do not include the internal transformers that were present in earlier designs. This evolution has increased efficiency while decreasing the weight, size, and raw materials consumption of UPS systems.

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The Seven Types of Power Problems by APC by Schneider Electric. December 01, 2005 - This white paper will describe the most common types of power disturbances, what can cause them, what they can do to your critical equipment, and how to safeguard your equipment, using the IEEE standards for describing power quality problems.

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Types of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers by APC by Schneider Electric. November 21, 2013 - This whitepaper proposes a framework for removing the ambiguity in the naming of preassembled data center systems and subsystems.

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Understanding EPO and Its Downtime Risks by APC by Schneider Electric. January 01, 2005 - This white paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of EPO for protecting data centers and small IT equipment rooms containing UPS systems.

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Understanding Power Factor, Crest Factor, and Surge Factor by APC by Schneider Electric. January 2006 - This paper explains the technical terms of Power Factor, Crest Factor, and Surge Factor.

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UPS Buying Guide by APC by Schneider Electric. November 02, 2011 - This buying guide steps you through the process of selecting the best UPS for your environment, including how to choose the right type of system, what factors to consider and examples of midrange UPS specs for comparison.

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Using Optimized Power and Cooling to Maximize the Benefits of Virtualization by APC by Schneider Electric. May 18, 2012 - Discover strategies to overcome the challenges of a virtualized data center. This white paper discusses issues like high density, worsening PUE and dynamic IT loads while providing practical methods of addressing them.

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Using Virtualization and BPM to Maximize Efficiency and Cost Savings by APC by Schneider Electric. March 21, 2011 - In this presentation transcript, learn how midmarket organizations can leverage virtualization, BPM and compliance/security technologies to become more efficient and improve business processes.

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Virtualization Energy Cost Calculator by APC by Schneider Electric. April 18, 2012 -

Access this virtualization energy cost calculator to compare the cost of virtualized and non-virtualized IT environments. Input information about data center capacity, load, energy cost and view the percentage savings that virtualization can bring to your annual electric bill.

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Virtualization: Optimized Power and Cooling to Maximize Benefits by APC by Schneider Electric. February 04, 2009 - Virtualization is an undisputed leap forward in data center evolution - it saves energy, increases computing throughput, frees up floor space, and facilitates load migration and disaster recovery. With these benefits though, come new challenges to the power and cooling infrastructure.

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Watts and Volt-Amps: Powerful Confusion by APC by Schneider Electric. January 01, 2003 - Knowing the difference between Watts and Volt-Amps (VA) is crucial for UPS load sizing in data centers, but UPS vendors and manufacturers often use the terms interchangeably. Learn how to use these terms correctly in specifying power protection equipment.

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Watts and Volt-Amps: Powerful Confusion by APC by Schneider Electric. June 13, 2011 - This exclusive white paper explains the differences between watts and VA and helps identify how the terms are used incorrectly in regards to specifying power protection equipment. Discover the power rating of UPS, examples where a sizing problem can occur and how to best guard against sizing errors.

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WP #103: How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets by APC by Schneider Electric. May 02, 2012 - Access this white paper to learn how a basic monitoring and automation system can help reduce downtime incidents in your server room and remote wiring closet. Also inside, real-life horror stories from your peers and how they could have been prevented.

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WP #18: The Seven Types of Power Problems by APC by Schneider Electric. April 16, 2012 - Learn more about the power disruptions that could be affecting your business and ways to prevent them. This resource provides vital information about the different kinds of power disturbances and how understanding them can help reduce equipment downtime and production expense.

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Your Roadmap for Data Center Consolidation by APC by Schneider Electric. December 31, 2011 - This article gives a description of an approach to consolidation that has been successful for a growing number of organizations. The approach responds to a number of problems that typically arise when consolidating into an existing data center.

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