How Generators and UPS Systems Provide Backup Power

Lead Acid UPS Batteries

Generators and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are designed to provide back-up power when the mains power supply fails or fluctuates wildly. There is a principle difference between how these two power protection devices achieve this and it lies in the generation and storage of the energy they provide. Prime Power or Standby Power Generators Generators […]

How to Improve Datacentre Energy Efficiency Using Aisle Containment

Datacentre Cold Hot Aisle Containment

The problem of how to efficiently cool server rooms and datacentres is become more complex. Today’s IT environment can include a mixture of IT servers including high density racks leading to ‘hot-spots’ within racks and spread throughout a server environment. Edge computing will increase the complexity of the problem using remote compute facilities that may […]

How To Select Batteries for Datacentre Energy Storage Applications

Datacentre Energy Storage Batteries

The UK like many other countries is experiencing an energy revolution. Energy storage is seen as one technology that can help countries to meet their energy demand needs, low carbon and climate change obligations. Storing energy for later use is a growing industry with expert reports proposing 5-year compound growth figures of over 22% for […]

Datacentre Energy Storage Systems Build on Micro Grid Technologies

Datacentre Energy Storage Systems

Micro grid technologies were originally designed to allow sites to become grid independent. A typical site has a solar PV or wind turbine installation, some form of battery to store the locally generated energy and an inverter to convert the stored DC energy into an AC supply for the connected loads. The site may also […]

The Role of Hybrid Energy Storage UPS Systems In Datacentres

Lithium-ion Datacentre UPS Systems

Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are today very different in their design from those that started to appear in the early 1950s. In most areas there is less need of their ability to provide protection from mains borne power solution and a growing need for their primary role as an energy storage device and provider of […]

Lithium-Ion UPS Systems For Datacentre Applications

Liithium Ion Datacentre UPS Batteries

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 […]

How To Cool Server Racks and Datacentre Cabinets

Server Rack Cooling Thermal Hot Spots

Heat is a form of ‘waste’ energy that results from the way the CPUs (central processing units) within a typical IT server work. In a server room or datacentre environment, managing ‘heat’ and keeping server racks cool is as critical an issue as ensuring the servers are protected from mains power supply failures. Excessive heat […]

Data Centre Cooling Solutions For Cloud To The Edge Sites

Liquid Immersed Data Centre Cooling Solutions

The range of cooling solutions available for server room and datacentre operators continues to evolve and can be split into two types: active cooling (forced convection) and passive cooling (natural connection). Innovation is driven by how to affect the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly cooling systems as the actual power demands for IT servers […]

How to Choose PDUs For Server Racks

Server Rack PDUs

Choosing the right power distribution units (PDUs) is a critical element when designing your power protection plan and server rack load management. But what is a PDU and which is the right type for your installation. A basic Power Distribution Unit or PDU is a strip of power sockets in a self-contained unit that may […]

The Rising Tide of Liquid Cooling Solutions for Datacentres

Liquid Immersion Cooling Solutions

Traditional air conditioners use a refrigerant gas and this type of closed-loop air-based cooling system is perfectly adequate for most for server rooms and small datacentres. However, as server rack power densities continue to increase due to machine learning applications, larger datacentres and hyperscale operators are turning to liquid cooling. Most datacentre operators don’t want […]

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