• Calculating total power requirements for data centres

    Part of data centre planning and design is to align the power and cooling requirements of the IT equipment with the capacity of infrastructure equipment. Schneider Electric presents methods for calculating power and cooling requirements and provides guidelines for determining the total electrical power capacity.

  • Data centres benefit from massive energy and CO2 reductions using variable-speed drives

    Data centres require massive amounts of power to keep them running smoothly and efficiently. The ever-increasing demand for computing power has a significant impact: with the new technologies, between 20-22 kW of power is required for each single rack, compared to 4-5 kW normally needed in the past. In the future, these environments will become one of the main consumers of power in the world. Carl Turbit of ABB explains

  • Schneider Electric announces availability of prefabricated data centres

    Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, sets a new standard in prefabricated data centres with the introduction of 14 prefabricated data centre modules and 12 new prefabricated Data Centre Reference Designs. The reference designs detail complete data centres scalable in 250kW to 2MW increments and meet Uptime Tier II and Tier III standards. The new prefabricated modules deliver IT, power, and/ or cooling integrated with best-in-class data centre infrastructure components and StruxureWare for data centres data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software for an easy-to-deploy, predictable data centre. Prefabricated modules range in capacities from 90kW to 500kW and are customizable to meet end user requirements.

  • Understanding the need to reduce data centre PUE levels

    Mark Awdas of Cannon Technologies discusses some of the power consumption challenges - and solutions to those challenges - that face modern data centre facilitators and managers