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Mission Critical: Keystone NAP Deploys First KeyBlock Stack Data Center Modular Units
By Mission Critical Staff, June 4, 2015

Keystone NAP has announced an industry-first stack deployment of its custom-designed KeyBlock data center modular units. Co-created with Schneider Electric, the KeyBlocks are the first prefabricated data center modules to be stacked three high in the Americas. The configuration ensures maximum resource efficiency and the highest value for Keystone NAP customers.

The first KeyBlock arrived at Keystone NAP in early January. Since that time, the company has received and installed five additional units, grouping the six modules into stacks of two wide /three high for optimal real estate use. Each module acts as a private, secure customer vault and offers a customizable data center environment within the broader multi-tenant facility. Individual customers can configure any KeyBlock according to their specific requirements for power, cooling, and communications network connectivity. Each KeyBlock includes two entry points. One entrance dedicated for customer access and the other for Keystone NAP and maintenance vendor access.

“Our strategy for stacking KeyBlocks is just one of the ways Keystone NAP is taking an innovative approach to data center design,” said Peter Ritz, founder and CEO of Keystone NAP. “With unmatched power density and availability on our site, and diverse, carrier-neutral fiber connectivity, we are offering customers unprecedented flexibility to create the exact data center environment they need. By delivering those assets in modular form, we’re also guaranteeing cost efficiency and room for growth over time.”

Measuring roughly 45 ft by 21 ft, a single KeyBlock offers atomic, consistent, isolated and durable (ACID) power services ranging from 100 watts to 400 watts per square foot. Multiple cooling units in each KeyBlock are complemented by a sophisticated hot aisle containment system. Custom service level agreements are available for power, cooling and redundancy.

Additional KeyBlock units will continue to arrive at the Keystone NAP site on the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the coming months. The location of the facility is significant because it makes Keystone NAP the only advanced data center serving the mid-Atlantic region. With web-scale infrastructure and advanced data center services – including network management, data center migration, and application optimization services – Keystone NAP promises a powerful presence for businesses in the Northeast.

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Mission Critical: UPS from Schneider Electric
By Mission Critical Staff, June 3, 2015 

Schneider Electric has released the Galaxy VM, a new three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that employs the latest energy efficiency technology and fully integrates with Schneider Electric energy management solutions. The Galaxy VM UPS is designed to reduce energy costs through its innovative 99% efficiency ECOnversion™ mode, which comes with input harmonic correction while combining the advantages of double conversion on-line and advanced ECO mode technologies to operate at the greatest efficiency without putting data center loads at risk. This is particularly important as data center operators and managers must balance the need for optimal energy efficiency with maximum uptime and availability.
Additionally, the Galaxy VM offers flexible energy storage solutions with swappable modular battery modules and fans that can be replaced without the need to go to maintenance bypass, thus increasing availability and load protection. Designed to integrate into existing electrical, physical, and monitoring environments, Galaxy VM works with Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare™ data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software applications, building management systems, (BMS), and Modbus protocol.

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Mission Critical: Heard On The Internet: May/June 2015 
By Mission Critical Staff, June 3, 2015 

May 14, 2015
How do we stop DCIM becoming isolated from other enterprise management systems?
Schneider Electric blog, Author: Damien Wells
At a recent visit to Schneider Electric’s European Technology Center, I spoke with Soeren Jensen, Vice President of Enterprise Software to ask him if there is any danger of DCIM becoming isolated from other Enterprise Management Systems and if so, how can this be avoided.

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Data Center Knowledge: Weekly DCIM News Roundup: May 29 
By John Rath, May 29, 2015 

Schneider Electric launches Cooling intelligence module to DCIM suite. Schneider Electric announced the launch of Data Center Operation: Cooling Optimize, an additional software module available within its DCIM suite StuxureWare for Data Centers. The new module brings intelligence to existing cooling systems, enabling energy reduction and cost of operations, as well as reduced risk of cooling incidents.

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