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What's going on in the Data Center and Power Quality Industries?

The Case for the Big Box UPS

Big Box UPS

8/10/17-     Have you noticed the wildfire growth in the number and size of data centers around the world recently?  Major cloud service providers such as AWS (Amazon Web Service), Microsoft Azure, and Google have all embarked on impressive new data center projects in the last twelve months of previously unseen magnitude.  

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Plant Maintenance: How does your Service Plan stack up?

UPS Service Plan

5/31/17-     Your plant or data center is a sum of its parts. It is the end result of what seems like countless hours of planning and support from your team along with the cooperation of various vendors. The equipment onsite can include Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs), generators, environmental control systems, security systems, IT equipment, and more. 

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Important Considerations in UPS Testing

UPS Testing

4/1/17-     When it comes to ensuring the highest level of data center continuity, it's vital to thoroughly test infrastructure systems at the onset of any installation or build-out to develop a baseline of performance parameters.

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Silicon Carbide may grind out eco-mode UPS

Silicon Carbide Power Electronics

3/28/17-     Eco-mode saves power but increases the risks associated with a UPS. Silicon carbide could give the best of both worlds.

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Maximizing Data Center UPS Efficiency

Maximzing UPS Efficiency

2/22/17-     Uninterruptible power supply systems, a core component of mission-critical infrastructure in a data center, are frequently regarded as one of the biggest offenders with respect to energy loss in power distribution.

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Predictive vs Preventative Maintenance

Predictive vs Preventative Maintenance

8/11/16-     Want to avoid emergencies? Check out the difference between Preventative and Predictive Maintenance. Our Jason Eichas elaborates.

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Gaining Awareness into Data Center Energy Issues

Data Center Energy Issues

2/1/16-     Gain some insight about the UPS factor for data centers from our Linda Morrow’s Data Center Journal article on page 12-

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Secure Power: Load Banks, ATS, and UPS applications

Load Banks, ATS, and UPS Applications

11/1/15-     Facilities depend on Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) to provide near instant power to a load when the main power fails, or an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to switch the load between utility power and a backup generator when it senses a power outage. A load bank mimics a real load that a power source supplies to in real operation. The load bank serves the power source through its energy to test, support, and protect it. Article on Page 44.

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Emergency Power for Data Systems: Why Not All Static UPS Systems are Created Equal

Not All Static UPSs are equal

10/1/15-      In our cloud-based digital world, data must be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week—no matter the state of the electrical grid. Computer downtime not only affects production, but also negatively affects customer good will—quickly affecting an organization’s bottom line.

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Criteria for Selecting a Service Provider

Service Technician

9/1/15-     Once you've spent time and money purchasing a UPS choosing a service provider becomes an important decision. Our Kyle Tessmer runs you through the criteria for choosing a Service Provider. Article on Page 6

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Data Center Decisions: Build, Buy, Or Lease?

Build, Buy, or Lease

7/23/15-     To build, buy, or lease their next data center is an issue that keeps many C-level executives up at night. The decision may rest on many diverse factors such as available capital, timeline, degree of desired control, and simple human ego. Being able to assess current and future IT needs accurately and build an appropriate data center under the same roof is a challenging task for even the most competent. 

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Simplifying Infrastructures: Rules for Success in the Data Center

Rules for Success in the Data Center

5/1/15-     As the data center market continues to grow, the trend to improve efficiency, increase reliability, decrease the footprint for critical infrastructure, and reduce capital costs continues to be a focus for data center engineers. In years past, many of these goals were compromised to achieve others. As reliability increased, so did infrastructure costs. Increased efficiency resulted in decreased reliability, as the higher-efficiency UPS systems typically operated in a line-interactive mode (economy mode).

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