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  • The Hyper Speed of Hyperscale: How the Value Chain is Changing to Meet Project Demands

    The Hyper Speed of Hyperscale: How the Value Chain is Changing to Meet Project Demands

    The demand on data centers has never been higher, and it’s only going to grow. How do we build and run today — for tomorrow? The Data Center Tech Bytes podcast series... Read more » The post The...

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  • Accelerating Industry 4.0 and the Rise of Industrial Edge

    Accelerating Industry 4.0 and the Rise of Industrial Edge

    As a result of COVID, industrial companies are becoming increasingly interested in remote operations and for good reason. With Industry 4.0 and the right level of cybersecurity, remote management...

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  • Building a Business Case for Data Center Modernization

    For many people who now work out of home offices, the thought of redesigning a spare room into an effective, usable workspace can be daunting. Do I need to upgrade... Read more » The post...

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  • Edge-to-Enterprise Industrial Software Requires a Solid IT Foundation — and a Trusted Advisor for Deployment

    Edge-to-Enterprise Industrial Software Requires a Solid IT Foundation — and a Trusted Advisor for Deployment

    In a turbulent, competitive market, industrial companies must constantly improve operations, increase efficiency, and raise productivity. Even a one percent improvement in efficiency can have a...

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  • A Pandemic Removes Cultural Resistance to Digital Transformation: Executive Insights from Microsoft Azure’s Julia White

    A Pandemic Removes Cultural Resistance to Digital Transformation: Executive Insights from Microsoft Azure’s Julia White

    Recently, I had the pleasure of discussing the importance of everything from the cloud and the last mile of connection to on-prem data center solutions with Julia White, CVP, Microsoft... Read...

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  • Supporting the Digital Surge: How Network Density Gave Way to the Likes of Uber

    Supporting the Digital Surge: How Network Density Gave Way to the Likes of Uber

    The demand on data centers has never been higher, and it’s only going to grow. How do we build and run today — for tomorrow? The Data Center Tech Bytes podcast series... Read more » The post...

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  • Study: Datacenter operators look to efficiency, sustainability as strategic differentiators in the future

    Study: Datacenter operators look to efficiency, sustainability as strategic differentiators in the future

    With the prevalence of IT in all aspects of social and economic activities, datacenters have become major consumers of energy, and a still growing one at that. Consequently, global datacenter... ...

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  • Choosing Between a Centralized MV Backup Generator Power Plant and Decentralized Generators

    Choosing Between a Centralized MV Backup Generator Power Plant and Decentralized Generators

    In my previous two blog posts regarding our new data center reference design 107, I explained the design choices and key factors that resulted in a highly cost optimized electrical... Read more...

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  • Experts Weigh in on the Benefits and Opportunities of Industry 4.0 and the Importance of Industrial Edge Computing

    Experts Weigh in on the Benefits and Opportunities of Industry 4.0 and the Importance of Industrial Edge Computing

    I recently moderated a LinkedIn Live Innovation Talk on Industry 4.0 and the rise of industrial edge computing. The panelists and I discussed the best ways to be agile and efficient... Read more...

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  • Data Centers Lead in Sustainability with Net Zero Carbon Emissions for the Future

    In my many decades of working in the data center industry, I have seen plenty of praise for data centers coming from all sectors of society. People who benefit from... Read more » The post Data...

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  • Colocation and Interconnection Trends: How the Edge will Play a Central Role as We Move Forward

    Colocation and Interconnection Trends: How the Edge will Play a Central Role as We Move Forward

    The demand on data centers has never been higher, and it’s only going to grow. How do we build and run today — for tomorrow? The Data Center Tech Bytes podcast features... Read more » The post...

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  • What is a surge protector ?

    A surge protector is an electrical appliance that is used for protection of the equipment against power surges and voltage spikes while simultaneously blocking voltage over a safe threshold...

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  • Microgrids For Data Centers: Enhancing Uptime While Reducing Costs and Carbon

    Once upon a time, data center reliability was all that mattered. The conversation has now evolved to include sustainable resiliency. Grid power disturbances are becoming more frequent due to...

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  • Colocation: How Industry Trust Evolved and Where the Market is Going

    Colocation: How Industry Trust Evolved and Where the Market is Going

    The demand on data centers has never been higher, and it’s only going to grow. How do we build and run today — for tomorrow? The Data Center Tech Bytes podcast features... Read more » The post...

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  • Factoring Carbon Pricing into Business Decisions with a Simple Tool That Could Have a Big Impact on Sustainable Buildings

    Factoring Carbon Pricing into Business Decisions with a Simple Tool That Could Have a Big Impact on Sustainable Buildings

    Recently, we’ve been investigating the challenges of getting to an “all electric” world. The basic fact is simple: if we are serious about meeting the climate challenge then moving to... Read...

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  • What is Carbon Pricing and Why Companies Should Pay Attention

    What is Carbon Pricing and Why Companies Should Pay Attention

    To say carbon pricing is somewhat confusing is an understatement. Carbon is not something you buy, so how does it have a price? It is not something you can see... Read more » The post What is...

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  • Will Heat Pumps in Commercial and Office Buildings Save the World?

    Will Heat Pumps in Commercial and Office Buildings Save the World?

    You may have heard the terms “all-electric building” or “sustainable buildings” and seen them associated with the notion that heat pumps decarbonize our planet. If you didn’t already know, heat......

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  • Energy Efficient and Reliable UPS Power for Data Centers Now UL Verified

    Both energy efficiency and high protection performance available with new eco-conversion UPSs The main considerations for any data center design are traditionally reliability and uptime. The...

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  • Data Surprises: How to Find Business Value in Sustainability

    The demand on data centers has never been higher, and it’s only going to grow. How do we build and run today — for tomorrow? The Data Center Tech Bytes podcast features... Read more » The post...

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  • How to Optimize Electrical Distribution Design in Large Data Centers

    How to Optimize Electrical Distribution Design in Large Data Centers

    Following my first blog post about Schneider Electric’s data center reference design 107 (RD107) for colocation applications, we explained the specific design choices related to the low voltage...

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