Wireless Environment Monitoring At The Edge

Edge Environment Monitoring Systems

Over the last 30 years we have seen data processing move from centralised datacentre locations with plug-in terminals to decentralised on-site server rooms operating standalone IT networks. The latest trend is to push the decentralised concept even further using Edge computing and connection to hyperscale datacentres via Cloud-based applications. The reason behind many IT innovations […]

How To Plan Electrical Works For UPS Installations

Datacentre UPS Electrical Installation Works

An uninterruptible power supply will provide years of reliable service if it is installed correctly and maintained. Whether your server room or datacentre has single or three phase UPS systems, similar planning is required to ensure that the UPS is installed correctly and powers all the loads it is expected to. Transporting UPS Systems to […]

A Guide To Power Distribution Units In Datacentre Server Racks

PDUs in a Server Rack

Power distribution is sometimes viewed as one of the last decisions to make at the end of the critical power path within your server room or datacentre. The fact is that this is also one of the most important and critical. The reason is that, after investing in LV switchboards, uninterruptible power supplies and standby […]

How to Manage Server Rack Temperatures and Prevent Downtime

Server Rack Roof Fan Trays

Overheating kills electronics including servers, network switches, IT peripherals and UPS batteries. As we all know heat rises and so it makes sense to put the most heat sensitive items at the bottom of a server rack. Within a server room or data centre environment, the amount of power being drawn is high enough for […]

How Intelligent PDUs Improve Data Centre Energy Usage

Intelligent PDUs

Datacentres need to look at their energy consumption not from a cost point of view but from the impact the industry, is making on the planet’s natural resources. One way to reduce this consumption is to adopt the most energy efficient systems be they for critical power, cooling, server technologies or infrastructure support in terms […]

How Server Rack Temperature Monitoring Prevents Downtime

Server Rack Monitoring Systems

Server rooms and data centres try to maintain a comfortable ambient temperature and this in the main is for the people working within the IT rooms and to protect the lead acid batteries within any associated uninterruptible power supplies. Servers and electronic IT devices can work at higher ambient temperatures. So why is it important […]

How A UPS Maintenance Bypass Switch Installation Reduces Downtime

UPS Maintenance Bypass Arrangement

Uninterruptible power supplies are installed as ‘in-series’ devices between their connected loads and the mains power supply. The use of an external maintenance bypass arrangement allows the UPS to be withdrawn from service without disruption to the connected loads. Internal UPS Maintenance Bypass Switch Most hard-wired UPS systems from 10kVA upwards (single and three phase) […]

The Future for Datacentre and Server Backup Power Solutions

Lithium-ion Datacentre Backup Power Solutions

The UPS system or uninterruptible power supply that we know today evolved from the oil industry and its need for backup power protection for computer operations in the 1960s. Today’s UPS systems provide a similar solution, but the world of backup power has changed dramatically since that period driven by a host of factors and […]

Green Data Centre and Server Room Operations with CEEDA and ISO 50001

Energy Efficient Data Centre Operations

Energy efficiency is a growing concern for many organisations and no more so than in the world of data centres and server rooms. Apart from reducing carbon footprints and acting in more environmentally friendly way, energy efficiency also impacts the bottom line in terms of reduce electricity bills. CEEDA and ISO50001 certifications are ways to […]

How to Recover and Recycle UPS Batteries

The Manufacturing of Lithium Ion Batteries

The primary energy storage component within an uninterruptible power supply is its battery set. Whether this is short runtime battery providing less than 5 minutes runtime or a larger battery set covering several hours of backup, the battery set would be based on a lead acid battery. During the last couple of years lithium-ion battery […]

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