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Data Center Power: Best Guide to Efficient Power Management

Your business and its operational needs can’t afford to take such information about data centers or their power efficiency needs for granted. every concept of the data center had to incrementally increase in size, function, and power efficiency since the dawn of the internet age and the digital era as we know it. The first …

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Data centers house large amounts of data and critical applications equipment.

Data Center Capacity Planning [Ultimate Guide]

Data centers house large amounts of data and critical applications equipment. They are the powerhouse of the digital world. Data centers act like banks. Like how a business trusts a bank to store large amounts of money, data centers house companies’ essential communication and technological assets.  For example, you’ll find routers, servers, and data backup …

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Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE): A Complete Guide

Today, data centers need adequate processing power to deliver services to their customers and support those vital applications. All of that hardware in the data center’s infrastructure requires a lot of power. For that reason, power efficiency is essential in a data center. By monitoring your Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), you can understand your energy …

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What is Arc Flash? What to Know for Prevention

Human beings have taken the convenience of electrical systems for granted since the 1890s. And ever since then, we have all taken for granted that electricity will always come out of every plug and port that powers our modern digital world. We don’t appreciate exactly how much electricity flows, crackles, and surges throughout the electrical …

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Single-Phase vs. Three-Phase Power [Ultimate Guide]

In the 21st Century, electricity has made life a lot easier for individuals and businesses. Today, you can find single-phase power supplies in small offices and residential homes. For large firms and industries, three-phase power supplies reign supreme. If you want to know the difference between these two power phases, here is the ultimate guide …

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What is a KVM Switch? 4 Category Buyer’s Guide

A Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) switch allows users to access and control more than one computer with a single keyboard, mouse, and user station. The benefits of one user managing hundreds or potentially thousands of computers and servers from a single user station are apparent, but selecting the best switch to acquire can be less so. Read …

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Understanding True, Reactive, & Apparent Power

Alternating current (AC) power is the type of power you use when you plug your technology into the wall, and it provides steady, reliable power generation for most applications. But the power that a circuit utilizes isn’t as straightforward as you might think. There is typically a measurement of the circuit’s dissipative elements and a …

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Data Center Power Design: AVOID THESE MISTAKES

Effective power design in data centers is a critical component of their ability to work successfully and accurately without encountering a range of potentially disastrous issues, including instances of total power failure that lead to significant losses. Mistakes are pretty standard when creating optimal data center power design, especially when developed by undertrained data center …

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