There is much confusion in the marketplace about the different types of UPS systems and their characteristics. Each of these UPS types is defined, practical applications of each are discussed, and advantages and disadvantages are listed. With this information, an educated decision can be made as to the appropriate UPS topology for a given need.
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White Paper #18
The Seven Types of Power Problems
Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software and data corruption, are often the result of a problematic supply of power. There is also a common problem with describing power problems in a standard way. This white paper will describe the most common types of power disturbances, what can cause them, what they can do to your critical equipment, and how to safeguard your equipment, using the IEEE standards for describing power quality problems.
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White Paper #29
Rack Powering Options for High Density
Alternatives for providing electrical power to high density racks in data centers and network rooms are explained and compared. Issues addressed include quantity of feeds, single-phase vs. three-phase, number and location of circuit breakers, overload, selection of plug types, selection of voltage, redundancy, and loss of redundancy. The need for the rack power system to adapt to changing requirements is identified and quantified. Guidelines are defined for rack power systems that can reliably deliver power to high density loads while adapting to changing needs.
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White Paper #44
Improving Rack Cooling Performance Using Airflow Management Blanking Panels
Unused vertical space in open frame racks and rack enclosures creates an unrestricted recycling of hot air that causes equipment to heat up unnecessarily. The use of airflow management blanking panels can reduce this problem. This paper explains and quantifies the effects of airflow management blanking panels on cooling system performance.
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White Paper #49
Avoidable Mistakes that Compromise Cooling Performance in Data Centers and Network Rooms
Avoidable mistakes that are routinely made when installing cooling systems and racks in data centers or network rooms compromise availability and increase costs. These unintentional flaws create hot-spots, decrease fault tolerance, decrease efficiency, and reduce cooling capacity. Although facilities operators are often held accountable for cooling problems, many problems are actually caused by improper deployment of IT equipment outside of their control. This paper examines these typical mistakes, explains their principles, quantifies their impacts, and describes simple remedies.
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White Paper #68
Cooling Strategies for IT Wiring Closets and Small Rooms
Cooling for IT wiring closets is rarely planned and typically only implemented after failures or overheating occur. Historically, no clear standard exists for specifying sufficient cooling to achieve predictable behavior within wiring closets. An appropriate specification for cooling IT wiring closets should assure compatibility with anticipated loads, provide unambiguous instruction for design and installation of cooling equipment, prevent oversizing, maximize electrical efficiency, and be flexible enough to work in various shapes and types of closets. This paper describes the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of cooling for wiring closets.
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White Paper #79
Technical Comparison of On-line vs. Line-interactive UPS Designs
UPS systems below 5000VA are available in two basic designs: line-interactive or double-conversion on-line. This paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of each topology and addresses some common misconceptions about real-world application requirements.
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White Paper #103
How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets
Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. Most can recount horror stories about how bad luck, human error, or just simple incompetence brought their server rooms down. This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for how a basic monitoring system can help reduce the occurrence of these unanticipated events.
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White Paper #119
Creating Order from Chaos in Data Centers and Server Rooms
Data center professionals can rid themselves of messy racks, sub-standard under floor air distribution, and cable sprawl with a minimum of heartache and expense. Whether the data center mess is created over years of mismanagement or whether the cable-choked data center is inherited, solutions for both quick fixes and longer term evolutionary changes exist. This paper outlines several innovative approaches for dealing with the symptoms of chaos and for eliminating the root causes of disorder.
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White Paper #174
Practical Options for Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms and Branch Offices
Small server rooms and branch offices are typically unorganized, unsecure, hot, unmonitored, and space constrained. These conditions can lead to system downtime or, at the very least, lead to “close calls” that get management’s attention. Practical experience with these problems reveals a short list of effective methods to improve the availability of IT operations within small server rooms and branch offices. This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.
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InfraStruxure for Small IT Spaces – Discovering and Capitalizing on Opportunities
Himanshu Patel discusses the challenges driving our customers to seek our InfraStruxure for Small IT Spaces offer and provides tips on how to leverage Schneider's offer to capitalize on InfraStruxure for Small IT Space opportunities in the market.
Discover the Netshelter CX
The solution for deploying IT equipment outside the server room. This 3D demo shows the features and benefits of the IT industry's first soundproofed, portable server environment.
Energy Cost Demonstration
(DCIM) helps companies monitor and control power, cooling and IT energy use and cost within facilities. Being demonstrated at Cisco Live! By Eddie Desouza, software consultant at APC by Schneider Electric, the InfraStruxure Energy Cost module provides an Energy Usage Report, which shows energy consumed within the data centre by the kWh and cost per kWh, detailed to the rack level.
Schneider Electric Has the UPS for You
Schneider Electric has the broadest range of UPS systems in the world. From Smart Home & PC, Network & Server to Data Center & Facility, Stand Alone or Rack-Mount, Standard or Modular, Schneider Electric has the UPS for you!
Smart-UPS™ Rack Mount Installation
This video reviews how to install Smart-UPS® models in a two post and 4 post rack configuration.
Smart-UPS Features and Benefits Overview
Ray Munkelwitz gives a brief overview of Smart-UPS and its key features and benefits.
Smart-UPS On-Line Features and Benefits Overview
John Precopio gives a brief overview of Smart-UPS On-Line and its key features and benefits.
Symmetra Features and Benefits Overview
This video gives a brief overview of the Symmetra's key features and benefits.
Critical Power and Cooling Services from Schneider Electric
Want to be a data center guru? With Schneider Electric's Critical Power and Cooling Services, we make it easy for you to plan, build, and operate your data center, no matter the size.
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