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Backup Basics: Distributed Vs Centralized Backup

Backup Basics: Distributed Vs Centralized Backup

When designing a power protection scheme for their data center, IT and facilities managers must ask themselves whether a distributed or centralized backup strategy makes more sense. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question. Companies must weigh each architecture’s advantages and disadvantages against their financial constraints, availability needs and management capabilities before deciding [...]

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How Many Racks Can You Safely Support?

How Many Racks Can You Safely Support?

Most companies hope to get as much as 20 years of dependable service from their data centers. Some of the key mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) components that data centers rely on are not designed to last that long. Rapidly changing data processing requirements demand that data centers remain flexible and support greater rack densities. [...]

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Increase The Efficiency Of Power Distribution In Your Data Center

Increase The Efficiency Of Power Distribution In Your Data Center

As power density in modern data centers has increased, IT pros are increasingly focused on ensuring efficiency in their power distribution infrastructure. This paper explores a variety of practical and affordable options that can significantly improve efficiency without making major changes to the existing power delivery infrastructure. Learn how the latest advancements in power distribution [...]

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No-Wait Data Centers: Data-Transmission Delays Across Server Farms can be Reduced by 99.6 percent

No-Wait Data Centers: Data-Transmission Delays Across Server Farms can be Reduced by 99.6 percent

Big websites usually maintain their own “data centers,” banks of tens or even hundreds of thousands of servers, all passing data back and forth to field users’ requests. Like any big, decentralized network, data centers are prone to congestion: Packets of data arriving at the same router at the same time are put in a [...]

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Arc Flash Explosions: Myth or Dangerous Reality for Data Centers?

Arc Flash Explosions: Myth or Dangerous Reality for Data Centers?

Arc flashes—the fiery explosions that can result from short circuits in high-power electrical devices—kill hundreds of workers in the U.S. every year and permanently injure thousands more. They can also wreak financial havoc in the form of fines, lawsuits and damage to expensive equipment. This white paper aims to fill that knowledge gap by providing [...]

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Essential UPS and Power Management Fundamentals Handbook

Essential UPS and Power Management Fundamentals Handbook

From plug and receptacle charts and facts about power problems to an overview of various UPS topologies and factors affecting battery life, you’ll find a wealth of pertinent resources designed to help you develop the optimum solution. This handbook is your one-stop source for essential information, whether you need power protection for small, medium or [...]

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Data Center Trend: Distributed Power in the White Space

Data Center Trend: Distributed Power in the White Space

Cloud computing vendors and colocation data centers make every effort to maximize the scalability, efficiency and agility of their data centers. As a result, more and more of them are investigating replacing older, transformer-based centralized power protection schemes with distributed architectures in which uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) reside in the white space (or data hall). [...]

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Research Could Lead to Dramatic Data Farm Energy Savings

Research Could Lead to Dramatic Data Farm Energy Savings

Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent.   Researchers led by Partha Pande, a computer engineering professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, have filed two patents on their wireless multicore chip [...]

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Considering Software Usability and Data Integration in Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools

The data center market is unique but has a lot of issues that IT can provide solutions for. Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is the monitoring, measuring, and understanding of what’s going on in a data center to produce action items for operations. One of DCIM’s objectives is to conserve energy at data centers. In [...]

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Software-Definable Power at a Data Center? Part 1

This topic really interests me because it is the intersection of IT and power. IT completely depends on power, and these days we need to pay more attention to that. If we could make IT manage power conversely, that would be interesting and great. In Part 1 of this two-part blog, I will touch on [...]

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