White Paper #111The APC InfraStruXure product line offers an alternative architecture to the central UPS. MTechnology, Inc. used the techniques of Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) to evaluate the reliability of the 40 kW InfraStruXure UPS and PDU with static bypass. The calculations considered the performance of the InfraStruXure in both ideal and real-world conditions. The study also compared the performance of the InfraStruXure architecture to that of a central UPS serving a hypothetical 500 kW critical load in a data center. The results showed that the InfraStruXure architecture was significantly less likely to suffer failure of all loads in the data center, and slightly less likely to experience failure in any one piece of IT equipment. This paper summarizes the key findings of MTechnology's quantitative risk assessment and discusses their implications for facility managers and designers. Read White Paper #111
Reliability Analysis of the APC InfraStruXure Power System
White Paper #160There is a growing consensus that conventional legacy data center design will be superseded by modular scalable data center designs. Reduced total cost of ownership, increased flexibility, reduced deployment time, and improved efficiency are all claimed benefits of modular scalable designs. Yet the term “modular”, when and where modularity is appropriate, and how to specify modularity are all poorly defined. This paper creates a framework for modular data center architecture and describes the various ways that modularity can be implemented for data center power, cooling, and space infrastructure and explains when the different approaches are appropriate and effective. Read White Paper #160
Specification of Modular Data Center Architecture
White Paper #116Failure 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 its close relative, modularity, create wide-ranging benefits in DCPI that streamline and simplify every process from initial planning to daily operation, with significant positive effects on all three major components of DCPI business value – availability, agility, and total cost of ownership. Read White Paper #116
Standardization and Modularity in Data Center Physical Infrastructure
White Paper #174Small server rooms and branch offices are typically unorganized, unsecure, hot, unmonitored, and space constrained. These conditions can lead to system downtime or, at the very least, lead to “close calls” that get management’s attention. Practical experience with these problems reveals a short list of effective methods to improve the availability of IT operations within small server rooms and branch offices. 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. Read White Paper #174
Practical Options for Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms and Branch Offices
White Paper #118IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Higher power densities that often result can challenge the cooling capabilities of an existing system. Reduced overall energy consumption that typically results from physical server consolidation may actually worsen the data center’s power usage effectiveness (PUE). Dynamic loads that vary in time and location may heighten the risk of downtime if rack-level power and cooling health are not understood and considered. Finally, the fault-tolerant nature of a highly virtualized environment could raise questions about the level of redundancy required in the physical infrastructure. These particular effects of virtualization are discussed and possible solutions or methods for dealing with them are offered. Read White Paper #118
Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits
White Paper #76Nature proved early on that in complex systems, modular designs are the ones that survive and thrive. An important contributor to this success is the critical reliability advantage of fault tolerance, in which a modular system can shift operation from failed modules to healthy ones while repairs are made. In data centers, modular design has already taken root in new fault-tolerant architectures for servers and storage systems. As data centers continue to evolve and borrow from nature’s blueprints, data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) must also evolve to support new strategies for survival, recovery, and growth. Read White Paper #76
Modular Systems: The Evolution of Reliability
Case StudyFor many organizations, the choice between building a private data center and moving to a large colocation facility is a trade off. Private data centers are expensive to build and require meticulous advanced planning. Colocating to a large data center can be less expensive and provide flexibility for growth, but comes with the sacrifice of complete control.
Inventing the DartPoints Private Colo™
SBA Communications to Build New, Modular Data Center – Fast
There are various benefits of a scalable, modular data center architecture, from the ability to “right-size” the data center and have it grow with the business to the cost savings that such an approach entails. Check out this blog post to learn more. SBA Communications to Build New, Modular Data Center – Fast
Micro Data Centers: An Innovative Case of Data Center Design and Operations
The most dangerous phrase in our industry is, “we’ve always done it this way,” and as such, we make it our initiative at Schneider Electric to expel the culture of convention from everything we do. Realizing this, and with the need to balance control and flexibility, DartPoints embraced a partnership with Schneider Electric that allows them to have both. They call their unique category of forward-thinking colocation data centers and services the DartPoints Private Colo™. Micro Data Centers: An Innovative Case of Data Center Design and Operations
Is Converged IT Infrastructure Moving Us Further Down the Prefab Path?
Converged Infrastructure is fundamentally about speed, efficiency, and agility….keeping IT aligned to the business. It’s up to us to help make that happen by making our solutions easy to select, order, deploy, and maintain. Prefab is one way to get there. Is Converged IT Infrastructure Moving Us Further Down the Prefab Path?
Are Micro Data Centers the Engine to Power the IoT (Internet of Things)?
Data is being generated by everything from Coke machines to the 20-30 billion more devices hitting the market (many of them wearable). This large quantity of data will need to be processed and analyzed in real time. The IoT works by connecting these remote devices to a large centralized data center providing information on status, location, functionality, and so on. Read our blog to learn more. Are Micro Data Centers the Engine to Power the IoT (Internet of Things)?
What Are the Trade-offs with Converged Infrastructure
Solutions like FlexPod and FlexPod Express with Schneider Electric provide pre-tested and pre-built hardware stacks that remove the need for the hardware testing as it’s been done prior to delivery to customers and thus releases the resource burden in getting hardware ready for deployments. Read this blog post to learn more. What Are the Trade-offs with Converged Infrastructure
Cisco, Schneider Electric and the Converged Infrastructure Opportunity
This blog post discusses how Cisco saw their partnership with Schneider Electric brought added value to IT, network and data center customers. Cisco, Schneider Electric and the Converged Infrastructure Opportunity
Video Tour of NetShelter CX Brings Home the Value of the “Server Room in a Box”
This blog post contains a video showing a virtual tour of the NetShelter CX. Video Tour of NetShelter CX Brings Home the Value of the “Server Room in a Box”
Small Enclosures Provide Big Benefit in Locations Without Dedicated IT Space
The Netshelter CX fills a need that is only growing in importance. It is intended to house IT and networking gear that must live in a relatively small space, such as an office environment where there is no dedicated space for such equipment. Read this blog post to learn more. Small Enclosures Provide Big Benefit in Locations Without Dedicated IT Space
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Как решения FlexPod и FlexPod Express могут помочь организациям стать более энергоэффективными?Дэвид О Комин из компании Schneider Electric объясняет основные преимущества, которые дают решения tFlexPod Express и FlexPod заказчикам в отношении улучшенной энергоэффективности и управляемости.
Серверное помещение NetShelter CX, поставляемое в мгновеньеНасколько просто можно развернуть серверное помещение? Конечно же время доставки не принимается во внимание. Посмотрите, как просто и легко доставляется серверное помещение NetShelter CX в прямоугольном шкафу на этом коротком видео.
Как компания Schneider Electric повышает ценность решений FlexPod и FlexPod ExpressДэвид O Коимин из компании Schneider Electric поясняет ценность, которую инфраструктура Schneider Electric даёт заказчикам посредством решений FlexPod и FlexPod Express, которые в свою очередь берут мощный продукт и дополнительно улучшают его для заказчиков.
Решение Flexpod, усовершенствованное компанией Schneider ElectricКомпания Schneider Electric использует как решение FlexPod, так и решение FlexPod Express, и придаёт им дополнительную ценность путём добавления элементов системы стоек, которые позволят быстро разместить их в требуемой среде, увеличивая объём продаж в стоимостном выражении и защищая капиталовложения конечных пользователей.
NetShelter CX - самое маленькое серверное помещение в миреРешение NetShelter CX производит сильное впечатление благодаря своему безопасному, звукоизолированному серверному помещению в гибком прямоугольном шкафу для открытых офисных сред. Оно устраняет необходимость использования дорогостоящих, больших, объёмных коммутационных узлов или серверных помещений для офисной среды.