Posted on August 6, 2017 by Gento | Comment (1)
Throughout North America, homes are powered by 120-volt single-phase electricity. A typical residential circuit breaker box reveals four wires coming into our homes: two “hot” wires, a neutral wire and ground. The two "hot" wires carry 240 VAC, which is used for heavy appliances like electric ranges and dryers. However, the voltage between both hot wire and the neutral wire is 120 VAC, which powers everything else in our homes. However, electricity generating manufacturing plants in North America transmit three-phase power at super high voltages ranging between 230 kV and 500 kV. A close look at high tension power lines reveals three separate conductors, each of which carries current, plus a neutral conductor. Three-phase power is less costly to distribute because transmission lines for three-phase power don't need the same heavy gauge copper wires as a single-phase transmission line would need. Further, three-phase offers flexibility at the service connection and can give customers not only the customary 120 VAC service but also 208 VAC. Virtually every industrial building, including yours, receives three-phase power, as it offers many advantages over single-phase.
Designing or retrofitting a data center to use three-phase power pays off, but some centers do not understand the benefits three- phase power brings. Let's take a look at the differences between single and three-phase power to understand why three-phase power not only delivers real cost savings but creates a more efficient data center.
Posted on July 25, 2017 by Gento | Comments (2)
Data centers are rapidly evolving and it’s time that we must rethink their infrastructure. Businesses all over the world have begun utilizing innovative computing systems to monitor and control their systems remotely. These sophisticated systems allow data center to reduce their infrastructure expenses and maintain a secure workspace. These new type of facilities are digitally centered, known as the New Digital Outposts (NDO). The recent growth in remote computing has caused a spike in demand for these new digital outposts to help assist companies in better managing their infrastructures to match the industry climate. Those who do not adapt in the changing industry climate are likely to fall behind. The New Digital Outpost created 6 provisioning methods.
These 6 methods include:
To learn more about the provisioning methods and how they can assist you in the New Digital Outpost, read the full white paper “The NEW Digital Outpost: Why We Must Rethink Remote Infrastructure“.
Posted on July 11, 2017 by Gento | Comment (1)
At their core (no pun intended), edge data centers are a natural response to both the increased demand of things like Internet-based content and the trend of moving more networks directly into the cloud. What started as a simple conceptual response to bandwidth-intensive ideas like the Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly turned into something few could have predicted. Though edge data centers began life in a form that many described as "glorified content delivery networks", they definitely didn't stay that way for very long.
The new, edge-driven world of data centers that we're now living in actually has a number of important implications that you need to be aware of moving forward.
Posted on July 6, 2017 by Gento | Comment (1)
With Raritan's Advanced Engineering (RAE) capabilities, customizing rack power distribution solutions to better fit the unique needs of your organization is a goal that is well within reach. We've spent years developing a best in class engineering model that allows our customers to find the best rack power distribution solution to meet their needs. Learn how global fortune 500 companies such as EBay and Disney have taken full advantage of the RAE customized solutions. The best part of all is that more than 45 popular PDU models are ready to ship in three weeks or less. This is just one of the many examples of our Raritan's new portfolio of intelligent power products is changing the face of business as we know it.
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Posted on June 29, 2017 by Gento | Comment (0)
As modern society advances the future of data centers will be experiencing a major shift. With such advances taking place in the way data centers are being designed, built, and operated will likely result in a new type of facility in the 2020s. The driving force for this global shift is the combination of economic prowess and technological innovation.
To learn more about the dynamics of the existing data center industry, the forces of change and disruption, and predictions about new data center types read the full white paper “Datacenters of the Future: a Shifting Landscape from the Core to the Edge”.