Data Center Lifecycle Management

  • Artificial Intelligence: A Definition for Colocation Providers

    Artificial Intelligence: A Definition for Colocation Providers

    If you keep track of industry trends at all, then I bet your newsfeed has been filled with exciting stories and bold predictions about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML),... Read...

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  • Sustainability and Power Stability Determine the Ultimate Success of the World’s Biggest Football Tournament

    Sustainability and Power Stability Determine the Ultimate Success of the World’s Biggest Football Tournament

    Mega sporting events, such as the world’s biggest football tournament, also known as “soccer” in the United States, capture the attention of the entire globe. In fact, over 3 million... Read more...

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  • Power Distribution System Characteristics: Up to 3200A

    Power Distribution System Characteristics: Up to 3200A

    For panel builders, getting the right electrical power distribution solution is critical. Following IEC 61439 and manufacturer specific instructions about assembly and derating is essential in...

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  • 12V vs. 48V: The Rack Power Architecture Efficiency Calculator Illustrates Energy Savings of OCP-style PSUs

    12V vs. 48V: The Rack Power Architecture Efficiency Calculator Illustrates Energy Savings of OCP-style PSUs

    Organizations like Open Compute Project (OCP) and Open19 have created open standards for alternatives to conventional server designs. These architectures redefine how power is converted and...

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  • Power Distribution System Characteristics: Up to 630A

    Power Distribution System Characteristics: Up to 630A

    For panel builders, understanding how to build an electrical power distribution system is important. As noted in the introductory article, this can be done by following IEC 61439 or an... Read...

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  • 7 Questions to Ask Before You Sign with Colocation Provider

    7 Questions to Ask Before You Sign with Colocation Provider

    Without data centers, there’s no digital. Without digital, there’s no achieving business and operational goals. Given the potential impact on your organization, you must look beyond the basic...

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  • Innovative Power Solutions for Semiconductor Fabrication Efficiency

    Innovative Power Solutions for Semiconductor Fabrication Efficiency

    The semiconductor industry is a lynchpin that fuels our information-driven economy. By producing millions of high quality microchips every year, near instantaneous information processing,...

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  • Why Water Use is a Key Consideration When Cooling Your Data Center

    Why Water Use is a Key Consideration When Cooling Your Data Center

    For years in data center circles we’ve been talking about Power Usage Effectiveness, or PUE. Largely lost in the discussion, however, is another factor that has taken on increased importance... ...

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  • UPS Basics for Electrical Contractors & Specifiers: How to Choose, Configure and Cost-Justify

    UPS Basics for Electrical Contractors & Specifiers: How to Choose, Configure and Cost-Justify

    Helping customers effectively deploy uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) can be an important part of an electrical contractor’s or specifier’s business, but it requires they know their way...

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  • The Colocation Market Conditions You Need to Know about Before Picking a Provider

    The Colocation Market Conditions You Need to Know about Before Picking a Provider

    As a potential colocation customer, you’ll want to look beyond basic variables of price or footprint when choosing a partner. The market conditions affecting a provider’s approach can certainly...

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  • Power Distribution System Characteristics: Introduction

    For panel builders, understanding how to distribute electrical power is important. Get that right and everything works as expected. But, if current, frequency, or operating temperature is not...

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  • Why Commercial and Industrial Applications Often Require a Mix of Centralized and Distributed UPSs

    Why Commercial and Industrial Applications Often Require a Mix of Centralized and Distributed UPSs

    When deciding how to best provide power protection in a commercial or industrial environment, you will inevitably run into the question of whether a centralized or distributed uninterruptible...

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  • How to Prepare Your Colocation for Open Compute Solutions

    How to Prepare Your Colocation for Open Compute Solutions

    With a 17% attendance increase at the 2018 Open Compute Summit last month, the increasing market interest in all things open compute came through loud and clear. Previously, the unique... Read...

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  • 3 Market Observations from Innovation Summit Paris: Edge Data Centers, Colocation Growth and Automation

    3 Market Observations from Innovation Summit Paris: Edge Data Centers, Colocation Growth and Automation

    Spending time with customers at this month’s Schneider Electric Innovation Summit in Paris made three things clear: Edge data centers are a big priority for enterprise and colocation providers,...

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  • The Best of the Best: APC by Schneider Electric Announces 2017 Territory Partner of the Year Award Winners

    The Best of the Best: APC by Schneider Electric Announces 2017 Territory Partner of the Year Award Winners

    APC by Schneider Electric relies on its partners to spread the word about the importance of power protection and supporting infrastructure that’s critical to operating a reliable, high-performance...

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  • Optimize Operations – Integrate Automation and Power Distribution Systems

    Optimize Operations – Integrate Automation and Power Distribution Systems

    Power distribution systems and automation systems are evolving and converging to drive better efficiency across industries. Integrating these systems allows industrial companies, especially energy...

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  • Lithium-ion Batteries in UPSs Bring Lots of Benefits to Customers – and Opportunity to Partners

    Lithium-ion Batteries in UPSs Bring Lots of Benefits to Customers – and Opportunity to Partners

    APC by Schneider Electric partners should expect to hear lots of questions from customers in coming months about Lithium-ion batteries in uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) – so you need to be...

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  • (Webinar) Attracting Investors: what colocation providers need to know

    (Webinar) Attracting Investors: what colocation providers need to know

    With $18 billion in M&A activity in 2017, the colocation industry is riding the bubble of rapid growth. The key to keeping up? Understanding investors' evaluation criteria.

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  • Comparing MV Generator Power Plant Architectures for Data Centers

    Comparing MV Generator Power Plant Architectures for Data Centers

    Schneider Electric Reliability Engineers Publish Study – Finds Simple, Redundant Architectures vs. Redundant & Concurrently Maintainable, More Reliable Cloud and colocation data centers with power...

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  • An Introduction to the Design Lab Team

    An Introduction to the Design Lab Team

    Design details make a difference. A product’s interface, materials, and finishes all help determine how useful that product ultimately is—and, indeed, if it gets used at all. That’s true...

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