• 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.

  • Communications: an essential part of the UPS package

    A UPS system must have communications capability to provide full power protection for its critical load.  Communications-enabled UPSs can warn their protected devices of an extended power outage, allowing them to shut down safely during the UPS system’s battery autonomy. Apart from this basic and essential requirement, UPS communications allow data centre managers to run entire systems with multiple UPS modules safely and efficiently- even if the network is large or extends across multiple sites. In this article, Stuart Cockburn, senior field sales engineer at Uninterruptible Power Supplies, a Kohler company looks at the different hardware and software communications components available to UPS users. He then discusses how these can be integrated into a solution that best meets an individual data centre’s requirements

  • Evaluating the true cost of owning an uninterruptible power supply

    Caught between a growing dependence on IT resources and a heightened concern over power grid reliability, organisations increasingly regard UPSs as critical components of their IT infrastructure. UPSs, however, call for a significant level of investment, so it is important to understand the true costs of UPS ownership and the factors that impact the total cost of ownership. In this article, Kenny Green, technical support manager at Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSL), a Kohler company, discusses these issues and shows how UPS costs can be mitigated by using modular UPS technology.

  • Introducing the all-new Galaxy VM

    The next level of highly efficient three-phase power protection has arrived

    Balancing the trade-off between availability and efficiency has always been a challenge. The all-new Galaxy VM three-phase UPS from Schneider Electric eliminates this issue! The Galaxy VM is the only UPS on the market with three modes of efficiency to deliver the availability and performance your business needs, along with lower energy and cooling costs through conservation. The offline ECO mode operates at 99% efficiency, and double conversion online mode offers 96.5% full protection. At 98% efficiency, the exclusive ECOnversion  mode delivers higher cost savings and reduced risk while retaining the power conditioning of double conversion.

  • Now cut your data centre project time from years to months

    Introducing prefabricated data centre configurations from 90 kW to 2 MW using stand alone modules

    Undertaking a design-build data centre project can present a myriad of challenges. From performance and compatibility issues to cost overruns and missed deadlines, these challenges can significantly impact your business.

  • 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.

  • Schneider Electric launches next generation of architecture and platform for end-to-end IoT-enabled solutions at scale

    Schneider Electric has announced the launch of its next generation EcoStruxure architecture and platform to deliver IoT-enabled solutions at scale for building, grid, industry and data centre customers. The enhanced architecture and platform is open, scalable and interoperable, connecting the three core layers of Schneider Electric’s technology stack, from connected products, to edge control, to applications, analytics and services. This next generation EcoStruxure delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity of IoT-enabled operations.

  • Thamesgate achieves Riello UPS Certified Engineer status

    Thamesgate has become one of the first UK service companies with engineers approved under a new certification programme from Riello UPS. Called ‘Certified Engineers’ the initiative is designed to protect Riello UPS clients from ‘rogue traders’ and ensure the right levels of support are channelled through a network of authorised service partners

  • Your reseller should be an indispensable and valuable partner

    Datacentre power protection has evolved. It’s now as much a matter of energy management as it is about securing electricity supply.

    Today’s DCMs (data centre managers) need resellers who are more than just product suppliers. A good reseller will become a trusted and reliable partner, helping DCMs solve their power and energy problems, which in light of the huge influence of PUE and DCIM these days are many and various. Resellers should also be specialists and have their ear to the ground on the latest solutions and technologies. What are some of the other qualities today’s resellers should possess?