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Using Lithium-Ion Batteries in Data Center UPS Systems

In the data center world, aside from maximizing uptime, there is always a focus on using less energy and spending less money.  Large centers often set the tone for how this can be achieved because if it can be achieved … Continue reading

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Data Center UPS Trends and Management

In a data center the delicate balance of performing mission critical tasks, storing and protecting information, maximizing uptime and also being energy efficient all happen simultaneously.  Today clients demand their information systems to run effectively and run efficiently, and they … Continue reading

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Data Center PDUs – Why Intelligent Is Better Than Basic

Every data center manager is familiar with power distribution units or PDUs.  PDUs help distribute power throughout a location to storage devices, servers and networking equipment so that it can function seamlessly and properly.  Facility needs and infrastructure are not static, they … Continue reading

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Data Center UPS Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Every data center operates with a budget that plays a major role in determining specific data center infrastructure choices.  Any time major decisions must be made the budget will come into play, there will be discussion of upfront cost and … Continue reading

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Implementing a Large UPS in a Data Center

Implementing an Uninterruptible Power Supply system in any data center, of any size, faces challenges and potential pitfalls.  While the end game of installing a UPS system in a data center is added protection against power failures, choosing the right … Continue reading

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Improving Data Center CRAC/CRAH Energy Efficiency

  Every business in the world can benefit from improving energy efficiency and data centers are certainly no exception.  If anything, data centers are the prime example of the importance of a constant effort to improve energy efficiency. Energy usage … Continue reading

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How the Cloud Is Impacting Data Centers

  Cloud computing has impacted, and will continue to impact, the technology world as we know it.  The cloud is not only greatly impacting the way individuals utilize technology but the way data centers operate as well.  Data Center Knowledge … Continue reading

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Maintenance Key to Maximizing Battery Life

  Maintenance is the key to extending just about anything in life and data center UPS batteries are no exception.  When data center UPS batteries are neglected, what could be small and easily fixed problems, or completely preventable issues, grow … Continue reading

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Can a Data Center Operate With No UPS or Generator?

  When we discuss data centers it seems that a conversation about UPS (uninterruptible power supply) and generators go hand in hand.  Redundant power with a reliable UPS battery or backup generator have long been the standard approach to ensuring … Continue reading

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Why Data Centers Should Be Using Colored PDUs

In a world where technology moves at a lightning pace and everything is becoming more and more advanced, sometimes, it is best to get back to basics.  Color coding could not possibly sound more “old school” or basic but that … Continue reading

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