Perspectives on Power

Power issues have been a frequent topic of guest columns in the Industry Perspectives section of Data Center Knowledge this year. Throughout 2010, thought leaders have shared their expertise and opinions on power, and we have selected several articles on power which represent the discussion. You might also be interested in the columns on energy efficiency. Enjoy!

UPS Healthcare: Selecting the Right Technician
By Dan Heggem, Swanson Rink, April 23, 2010
Assuring that you have the right UPS service technicians is as important as selecting the right UPS system. Here are some questions the Data Center operator should ask prior to making a decision for the UPS service contract.

Design Tips for the Dual-Powered Data Center
By Brandon Perryman, Fibertown, October 5, 2010
Modern data centers utilizing dual power designs have further increased reliability of IT systems by ensuring reliable power distribution and delivery. Understanding power generation and delivery systems and avoiding four major design failures is crucial.

UPS Systems Need to Be More Reliable than Ever
By Mike Elms, Uninterruptible Power Supplies, LTD, November 29, 2010
This column looks at how UPS vendors are responding to challenges cited by customers and suggests ways in which users can implement a configuration best suited to current conditions.

Forgotten Factors in DR Capacity
By Clemens Pfeiffer, Power Assure, December 7, 2010
Data center managers continually assess server, storage and network capacity needs as part of a multi-site disaster recovery strategies. One overlooked area is power and capacity considerations within an individual data center.

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Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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