Data Center Lifecycle Management

  • Power Management with MCBs explained

    The importance of electrical systems in modern times simply cannot be stated enough. These electrical systems helped ensure that this technology remains of the highest importance in today’s...

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  • IoT for Power Distribution: Taking Reliability and Efficiency to New Levels

    U.S. energy forecasting agency projects that, despite gains in energy efficiency, global population growth and other drivers will cause energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to keep...

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  • Emergency Lighting and Smoke Extraction Systems: An Important Element of Facility Safety

    Emergency Lighting and Smoke Extraction Systems: An Important Element of Facility Safety

    Lightning storms, fires, and overloaded electrical grids often result in power outages. Such unanticipated blackouts can pose a serious threat to building occupants and property. According to the...

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  • Let’s Work Together Collaborative Design and Engineering in an AI World

    Let’s Work Together Collaborative Design and Engineering in an AI World

    There’s a common notion that most writers, philosophers or artists create their great works in isolation. We imagine the act of creativity as a solitary act by some person in... Read more » The...

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  • Collaboration is Closely linked to Design Technology

    Collaboration is Closely linked to Design Technology

    Video conferencing and smartphones allow us to collaborate without needing to be in the same room. The internet allowed us to share our designs digitally across great distances. Thanks to... Read...

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  • How digitizing your critical power distribution delivers a fast and massive ROI

    How digitizing your critical power distribution delivers a fast and massive ROI

    In the previous two posts in this series, we’ve looked at the hidden risks that make managing critical power facilities so challenging. We’ve also seen how trends in digitizing electrical... Read...

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  • Medium Voltage Switchgear Design Gets a Much-Needed Upgrade with GIS

    Medium Voltage Switchgear Design Gets a Much-Needed Upgrade with GIS

    Very few pieces of technology from the 1970s are still in use today — and for good reason — think floppy discs and VCRs. Until recently, however, medium voltage switchgear... Read more » The post...

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  • Webinar: How Prefabricated Data Centers Help Colocation Providers Keep up With Demand for Capacity

    Webinar: How Prefabricated Data Centers Help Colocation Providers Keep up With Demand for Capacity

    The colocation market is growing rapidly, with 451 Research predicting 7% CAGR in operational square footage globally through 2020. Clearly the opportunity is large for providers that can keep...

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  • What’s the Role for Building and Electrical System Consulting Engineers and Specifiers in an Age of Computational Design?

    Great design and engineering used to take equal parts of science, smarts and hard work, with a good dose of inspiration. Certainly, technology – from slide rules to today’s advance... Read more...

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  • Revolutionizing Power Critical Facilities with Connectivity and Intelligence

    Revolutionizing Power Critical Facilities with Connectivity and Intelligence

    Disruptive innovation has arrived to support our next generation power grid. These innovations provide increased opportunity for intelligence and connectivity for the management of power...

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  • Game-Changing Technologies: Changes in Computational Design

    Game-Changing Technologies: Changes in Computational Design

    Do you use classical design or design thinking in your everyday work? Organizations have traditionally used both but rapid changes in technology are challenging these methodologies. How do you...

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  • Digitizing Your Critical Power System: Simple, Smart and Stable

    Digitizing Your Critical Power System: Simple, Smart and Stable

    In my last post, I talked about the difficulties faced by facility teams in keeping critical power facilities running safety, reliably, efficiently, and compliant with regulations. We looked at...

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  • How will Design and Collaboration Technologies Shape the Construction and Electrical Industry?

    How will Design and Collaboration Technologies Shape the Construction and Electrical Industry?

    Twenty-five years ago, electrical system consulting engineers and specifiers were using calculators and PC-powered spreadsheets (remember VisiCalc?) to design and spec’ systems. A simulation was...

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  • Colocation Providers Reduce Spend of Deployment by 20% with HyperPod – a Rack-ready System

    Colocation Providers Reduce Spend of Deployment by 20% with HyperPod – a Rack-ready System

    There is an exponential rate of change with technology innovations as well as a significant increase of data creation. With no foreseeable end to this data explosion trend, Schneider Electric... ...

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  • Updated ANSI Standards Address New Power Metering Capabilities and Challenges

    Updated ANSI Standards Address New Power Metering Capabilities and Challenges

    As the growing presence of non-linear loads and distributed energy resources place new demands on electric power metering equipment, standards organizations are revising their testing guidelines...

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  • The Future of Design and Collaboration

    The Future of Design and Collaboration

    Airline travel took 68 years to reach 50 million users where the Internet achieved that in just seven. In the same way, we have seen the speed of technology adoption accelerate across multiple...

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  • How digitization is bringing critical power distribution out of the dark

    How digitization is bringing critical power distribution out of the dark

    In the face of rising competition and mandates to improve operational efficiency, large and critical power facilities need to keep power distribution systems running safety, reliably, efficiently,...

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  • How to Measure Power and Energy and the Critical Benefits it Provides for Your Facility

    How to Measure Power and Energy and the Critical Benefits it Provides for Your Facility

    You can’t manage what you can’t measure. You can’t measure what you can’t see. “No longer do rule-of-thumb estimates suffice — because they can turn out to be just plain... Read more » The post...

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  • A Faster, Cost Effective Way to Deploy Pods of IT Racks in Data Centers

    A Faster, Cost Effective Way to Deploy Pods of IT Racks in Data Centers

    As a Senior Research Analyst for Schneider Electric’s Science Center, I have the privilege to observe and work with our system design and application engineers daily. I am always inspired... Read...

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  • Alabama Colocation Provider Finds a Better Approach to Data Center Management

    Alabama Colocation Provider Finds a Better Approach to Data Center Management

    Despite being responsible for a colocation data center with some 300 racks and demanding customers, Jeff Gardner is sleeping better these days and never gets taken away from an important... Read...

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