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Smart Load Shedding Ensures Uptime

Posted by Bruce Auclair on Feb 15, 2007 9:02:00 AM

Uptime or zero down time is the key driving factor in today’s data center design and operation with companies measuring downtime in thousands of dollars per minute when a system is not available. Many companies operating Tier III and Tier IV data centers also manage remote sites and co-location facilities that are just as critical as their main location. Managing both remote and co-location facilities requires new innovative solutions to ensure uptime. One such solution is using intelligent Cabinet Power Distribution Units (CDU’s) capable of providing Smart Load Shedding capabilities. Smart load shedding allows the operator to load shed based on three key operating parameters; 1) whether the UPS is on battery, 2) the temperature level or 3) the current load. These key parameters allow the user to automatically shed designated, non-critical, devices based on one or all of these conditions ensuring uptime and avoiding damage to the critical devices within the cabinet should a problem occur.

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Topics: CDU, uptime, smart load shedding

Cabinet Level Power Distribution Solutions for High Density Cabinets

Posted by Jenny Durnan Petty on Jan 24, 2007 1:35:00 PM

Of all the issues facing today's data center manager, heat/power distribution top the list. Available uptime and growth constraints round out the top three.

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Topics: data center best practices, data center power, data center issues, uptime, power distribution

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