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  • Why a Crisis in a Data Center Can be Considered a Gift

    Why a Crisis in a Data Center Can be Considered a Gift

    Bill Westbrock Bill is the Strategic Account Executive for Facebook at Schneider Electric, responsible for leading the sales efforts at the account & ensuring a positive customer experience. Prior...

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  • How much power? What density? The IT Pod Sizing Calculator can help answer these data center questions.

    How much power? What density? The IT Pod Sizing Calculator can help answer these data center questions.

    Let’s start with the first question… how much power can my IT space support? Often times, the available power feeds (the input voltage and breaker size) are constraints within the... Read more...

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  • How IoT Technology Can Help Optimize Data Center Operations

    How IoT Technology Can Help Optimize Data Center Operations

    The pace of change in the colocation market continues to accelerate, and it is absolutely critical that we all adopt new technologies to help us keep pace with this change.... Read more » The...

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  • EcoStruxure™ IT Transforming Data Center Management for Smarter Data Centers

    EcoStruxure™ IT Transforming Data Center Management for Smarter Data Centers

    Schneider Electric’s recent Innovation Summit, held in Hong Kong, provided an ideal stage to talk about the company’s direction and solutions with customers and market influencers including...

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  • Should you convert your 3 Phase UPS to Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Batteries?

    Should you convert your 3 Phase UPS to Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Batteries?

    Is Lithium Ion (Li-ion) a suitable replacement battery solution for your 3 phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System? We have received inquiries from our customers regarding possible...

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  • Facing a Hidden Truth: Running Data Centers Is Not Your Core Competency

    Facing a Hidden Truth: Running Data Centers Is Not Your Core Competency

    At Schneider Electric, we work with companies that own and operate dozens of data centers worldwide as well as some of the largest in the world. In working with these... Read more » The post...

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  • New Report Suggests Efficiency Technologies and Programs Impact Selection of Colocation Providers

    New Report Suggests Efficiency Technologies and Programs Impact Selection of Colocation Providers

    While quality of service, reliability and offering a full menu of services are all important factors when selecting a colocation provider, there’s no getting around the fact that at some... Read...

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  • A New Data Center IoT Architecture with Useful Analytics Linked to Digital Services and Automation

    A New Data Center IoT Architecture with Useful Analytics Linked to Digital Services and Automation

    Major market and technology trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart “everything” have driven exponential growth in the amount of big data that needs to be captured,... Read more...

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  • Schneider Electric and 451 Research Deliver Direct Insights into Hybrid IT Management from Enterprise Leaders

    Schneider Electric and 451 Research Deliver Direct Insights into Hybrid IT Management from Enterprise Leaders

      “Through intensive, in-depth interviews with infrastructure leaders at large enterprises from across the globe, the study aims to provide C-suite, data center and IT executives with the insights...

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  • 12 Essential Elements of Data Center Facility Operations

    12 Essential Elements of Data Center Facility Operations

    Perhaps you’ve heard this stat before, or something like it: 70% of data center outages are directly attributable to human error. It’s a scary stat to be sure, especially when... Read more » The...

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  • How data center pod frames can reduce IT room costs by 15%

    How data center pod frames can reduce IT room costs by 15%

    If you recall from my prior blog, a ‘free standing pod frame’ allows you to install containment as well as the power, cooling, and networking to the pod, independent of... Read more » The post...

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  • Edge Computing Isn’t New, and It’s Not What You Think

    Edge Computing Isn’t New, and It’s Not What You Think

    At the recent DCD>Edge Summit, an overarching discussion was the true definition of edge. Most view edge as an emerging concept and classify an edge data center by its size... Read more » The...

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  • How Colocation Providers Can Free up 30% More IT Capacity While Saving on Opex

    How Colocation Providers Can Free up 30% More IT Capacity While Saving on Opex

    If you’re a colocation provider and could find a way to get 30% more IT capacity out of your existing data center power infrastructure while reducing operating costs by 60%,... Read more » The...

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  • Hurricanes Offer Hard Lessons but Also Prove Value of Disaster Preparedness

    Hurricanes Offer Hard Lessons but Also Prove Value of Disaster Preparedness

    As the cleanup continues in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and elsewhere from some of the most devastating storms these areas have seen in decades, companies would do well... Read...

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  • Research Uncovers Top Reasons Customers Leave Colo’s for the Cloud – and Vice Versa

    Research Uncovers Top Reasons Customers Leave Colo’s for the Cloud – and Vice Versa

    More than four of 10 respondents in a recent survey said they moved applications from public cloud services to colocation providers within the last 2 years. That may be good... Read more » The...

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  • Schneider Electric Helps to “Spread the Wealth” of Data Center Energy Efficiency Gains as New Open Compute Project (OCP) Platinum Member

    Schneider Electric Helps to “Spread the Wealth” of Data Center Energy Efficiency Gains as New Open Compute Project (OCP) Platinum Member

    Over the past two decades, I have seen the data center industry evolve from a near-zero interest in energy and resource efficiency to a hyper focus by some operators. Today’s... Read more » The...

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  • Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for Data Centers Explained

    Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for Data Centers Explained

    The Data Center Science Center makes the system architecture simple to understand with a new FAQ app note SO…EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s name for our IoT-enabled, open, and interoperable...

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  • Reason #5 To Become an EcoXpert: Improved Productivity

    Reason #5 To Become an EcoXpert: Improved Productivity

    Happy workers make a happy bottom line Is there a business benefit to happy employees? Indeed, there is. It’s all about improved productivity which leads to improved results. I will... Read more...

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  • The value of simplification

    The value of simplification

    “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it enough.” – Albert Einstein “Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.” – Thomas Mann... Read more...

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  • How Data Centers Support Next Generation Emergency and Law Enforcement Systems

    How Data Centers Support Next Generation Emergency and Law Enforcement Systems

    Connectivity is important to our daily lives and sometimes our lives depend on it. In the case of an emergency, instant access to emergency and law enforcement systems is critical.... Read more...

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