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A new white paper from Schneider Electric outlines a standardised architecture for preparing physical infrastructure in a receiving data centre.

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Active Power supports Datum

With the goal of putting in place resilient electrical infrastructure and achieving a low power usage effectiveness (PUE), Datum, a business class datacentre provider, has deployed Active Power’s CleanSource® 1000 kVA uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system at its new colocation facility in QinetiQ Cody Technology Park in Farnborough, United Kingdom.

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Schneider Electric launches the APC NetShelter SV

Schneider Electric has introduced the APC NetShelter SV, an affordable rack solution with industry proven design and seamless integration of essential rack accessories. The NetShelter SV is offered in multiple heights, widths and depths to meet the challenges that businesses face in their IT environments.

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Violin Memory expands engineering team

Violin Memory, Inc. has welcomed Stephen (Steve) Dalton as vice president of software and Herb Schneider as vice president of hardware.

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Powertecnique protects UK Census records

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics, including the UK Census, and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK. The organisation’s Titchfield, Hampshire centre is using neighbouring power specialists Powertecnique to protect its power in the event of a downtime in electrical supply.

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Server evolution and power prices promise data centre challenges

  • Published on 24 Apr, 2013 in

Some of the world’s largest data centre operators are using their influence to propose radical changes in server design, while low and stable electricity prices are likely to make the US a target for data centre investment at Europe’s expense, according to a report published by 451 Research.

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Standby for increased risk of outages

  • Published on 24 Apr, 2013 in

Colin O’Neill from standby power specialist, Dieselec Thistle, explains the implications of the Ofgem Electrical Capacity Report for the data centre sector and advises on how operators need to have a robust energy strategy in place to mitigate an increasing risk of outages.

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Cabinet locking - latest

EMKA is proud of the ‘innovative’ new IP65 swinghandle system for cabinets and enclosures – paired with the recently launched 1121 precision rod control module – the 1325 swinghandle takes modular flexibility to a new level in this market. Designed specifically for electrical/electronic cabinets the stylish 1325 enables lock selection even after installation with a complete range of inserts to match common industry requirements.

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Schneider Electric announces new white paper ‘Determining the Power, Cooling, and space capacities when consolidating Data Centres’

Wendy Torell, and Patrick Donavan, Senior Research Analysts at Schneider Electric’s Data Centre Science Centre, explain how to establish the various capacities and capabilities of different site’s physical infrastructure when consolidating multiple facilities into an existing data centre.

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Ensuring data centre cooling in a power outage

  • Published on 27 Mar, 2013 in

Recent data centre trends such as increasing power density, warmer supply temperatures, the “right-sizing” of cooling equipment, and the use of air containment could significantly reduce the amount of time available for continued IT operation following a loss of cooling. Paul Lin, Simon Zhang and Jim VanGilder of Schneider Electric discuss the primary factors that affect transient temperature rise and provides practical strategies to manage cooling during power outages.

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