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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jun 04, 2014
70% of data center outages are directly attributable to human error according to the Uptime Institute’s analysis of their “abnormal incident” reporting (AIR) database1. This figure highlights the critical importance of having an effective operations and maintenance (O&M) program. This paper describes unique management principles and provides a comprehensive, high-level overview of the necessary program elements for operating a mission critical facility efficiently and reliably throughout its life cycle. Practical management tips and advice are also given.
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jun 04, 2014
Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a quantitative TCO analysis of the two architectures, and illustrates the key drivers of both the capex and opex savings of the improved architecture.
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: May 09, 2016
Internet use is trending towards bandwidth-intensive content and an increasing number of attached “things”. At the same time, mobile telecom networks and data networks are converging into a cloud computing architecture. To support needs today and tomorrow, computing power and storage is being inserted out on the network edge in order to lower data transport time and increase availability. Edge computing brings bandwidth-intensive content and latency-sensitive applications closer to the user or data source. This white paper explains the drivers of edge computing and explores the various types of edge computing available.
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schneider electric, edge computing, data center, energy efficiency, data center energy, data centers
    
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: May 09, 2016
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices. This white paper describes the types of PM services that can help safeguard the uptime of data centers and IT equipment rooms. Various PM methodologies and approaches are discussed. Recommended practices are suggested.
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schneider electric, edge computing, data center, energy efficiency, data center energy, preventive maintenance, tool for controlling, tco
    
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: May 09, 2016
IT 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.
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schneider electric, edge computing, data center, energy efficiency, data center energy, optimized power, virtualization, data centers
    
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Oct 04, 2012
A growing number of consolidation efforts have found success consolidating into an existing data center using the effective approach described in this paper.
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schneider electric, data center, racks, power, power and cooling, energy savings, data center consolidation, network infrastructure
    
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Oct 04, 2012
Rack-based cooling solutions are now appearing which take cooling capability to levels well in excess of 10 kW per rack. Download now to learn more.
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schneider electric, data center, energy, data center, servers, blades, power and cooling, cooling
    
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Published By: APC by Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jan 21, 2016
IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure.
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cbs interactive, cloud, virtualization, infrastructure
    
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Published By: APC by Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jan 21, 2016
It is no longer practical or cost-effective to completely engineer all aspects of a unique data center.
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cbs interactive, data center, reference design, data security
    
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Published By: APC by Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jan 21, 2016
This paper proposes standard terminology for categorizing the types of prefabricated modular data centers, defines and compares their key attributes, and provides a framework for choosing the best approach(es) based on business requirements.
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cbs interactive, data, security, cloud
    
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Published By: APC by Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jan 21, 2016
This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting.
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cbs interactive, server, data, cloud, security
    
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Published By: APC by Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 15, 2011
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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apc by schneider electric, monitoring systems, human error, distributed server rooms, remote wiring closet, downtime
    
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Published By: APC by Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 15, 2011
This paper divides the realm of data center "Operations Technology" into four distinct domains and compares the primary and secondary functions of key subsystems within these domains.
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apc by schneider electric, classification, data center operations technology, ot management tools, software management tool, physical infrastructure
    
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Published By: APC by Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 15, 2011
This paper discusses the common errors and misunderstandings in evaluating UPS efficiency.
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apc by schneider electric, ups system, energy resource, electrical efficiency
    
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Published By: APC by Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 15, 2011
This paper explains how to quantify the electricity savings and provides examples of methods that can greatly reduce electrical power consumption.
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apc by schneider electric, electricity usage, energy efficient data centers, power consumption, network infrastructure, total cost of ownership, tco
    
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Published By: APC by Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 15, 2011
This paper describes the principles of a new, commercially available data center architecture that can be implemented today to dramatically improve the electrical efficiency of data centers.
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apc by schneider electric, data center, power and cooling, infrastructure, electrical efficiency, data center architecture
    
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Published By: APC by Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 15, 2011
This paper explains some the newer approaches to power distribution including modular power distribution and overhead power busway, and shows their advantages when compared to the legacy approach.
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apc by schneider electric, scalable, reconfigurable, data center, power distribution architecture, power density, power monitoring, power distribution
    
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Published By: APC by Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 15, 2011
This paper examines both methodologies and highlights the reasons why hot-aisle containment emerges as the preferred best practice.
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apc by schneider electric, data center, hot-aisle containment, cooling system
    
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 19, 2016
Today's energy landscape is evolving and it's becoming increasingly more difficult for organizations to know which variables will actually impact their business. Furthermore, many people within a typical enterprise have an opinion on how energy and environmental issues impact the bottom line. In today's multinational corporations, energy is important to not only energy managers and procurement professionals, but also sustainability officers, finance directors and even public relations teams. Having a view of the market everywhere your organization has operations is critical to the way you purchase, use and track energy. The convergence of various energy and environmental disciplines, together with the ever-changing global market dynamics, makes 2016 an interesting year. Six key themes are important to watch, and this paper explores each of them in more detail to prepare you for a year of critical energy decisions.
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carbon finance, carbon management, data centers, ehs, energy procurement, energy efficiency, policy and law, reporting
    
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Nov 11, 2016
There is an increasing trend towards N+1 UPS architectures – rather than 2N – as IT fault tolerance through software continues to improve.
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Nov 20, 2017
The migration of contact centers from on-premises to the cloud is well underway and dramatically changing how companies deliver customer experience. That is the most important finding in a new 8x8-CCNG survey of 154 contact center customers conducted in the U.S. and U.K. The survey suggests three quarters of companies have recognized the value of the cloud, with 25% of contact centers having fully deployed cloud today and another 28% partially transitioned. In addition, 21% have plans to migrate within the next year.
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 12, 2018
Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software and data corruption, are the result of a problematic supply of power. There is also a common problem with describing power problems in a standard way. 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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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 12, 2018
Use of cloud computing by enterprise companiesis growing rapidly. A greater dependence on cloud-based applications means businesses must rethink the level of redundancy of the physical infrastructure equipment (power, cooling, networking) remaining on-premise, at the “Edge”. In this paper, we describe and critique the common physical infrastructure practices seen today, propose a method of analyzing the resiliency needed, and discuss best practices that will ensure employees remain connected to their business critical applications.
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 12, 2018
Small 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.
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Feb 12, 2018
Internet use is trending towards bandwidth-intensive content and an increasing number of attached “things”. At the same time, mobile telecom networks and data networks are converging into a cloud computing architecture. To support needs today and tomorrow, computing power and storage is being inserted out on the network edge in order to lower data transport time and increase availability. Edge computing brings bandwidth-intensive content and latency-sensitive applications closer to the user or data source. This white paper explains the drivers of edge computing and explores the various types of edge computing available.
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