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Tips on how to commission a data centre for successful operation

Overall a commissioning agent’s role is a bit like that of a conductor of an orchestra: all of their hard work is done before the system goes live and is critical to delivering operational reliability. Ensuring proper coordination and communication between key stakeholders, alongside the strict adherence to a meticulously verified plan can ensure the success of a data centre deployment strategy.


Vertiv: How to Maximize Revenues from Your Data Center Energy Storage System with Grid Interactive UPS

The power generation industry is undergoing a dramatic change as renewable sources, distributed generation, decarbonization and demand increases are transforming traditional sources of energy. The reduced inertia present in the grid, due to the decommissioning of large power plants and the intermittency of renewables, poses significant challenges to its stability. As a result, frequency variations caused by momentary imbalances are higher and more recurring.

Traditional frequency regulation may not be able to provide fast enough response to keep the frequency within specified limits; therefore, faster reacting frequency containment reserves are needed to provide a quick response to sudden frequency variations and to increase or reduce the electricity demand within a few seconds.

Data centers and other types of critical infrastructure have a key role to play in this shifting energy landscape and are the ideal candidate to implement grid balancing services. This is due to the presence of assets such as battery energy storages, which could be maximized to generate new revenue streams as well as cost saving opportunities, and ultimately alleviate grid
infrastructure constraints.


Vertiv: Maximising revenues from Data Centre energy storage systems

By adding grid services capabilities to the UPS, Vertiv enables value creation for data center owners. In this paper, Vertiv present the recent improvements in grid support technology and review its new interactive functionalities.


Huawei: Top 10 Trends of Data Center Facility

Huawei collaborated with the “Leading Smart DC Program” Committee to jointly release the White Paper on Top 10 Trends of Data Center Facility, which offers insights into the trends currently leading transformation and provides references for promoting the healthy development of the data center industry.


Huawei: Towards the better Datacenter
Artificial Intelligence is emerging quickly as a key tool in the operation and management of datacentres. As datacentres continue to become more business-critical, more technologically complex and networked, and more reliant on empirical/data-driven rather than ‘hunch’ decision making so human capabilities are proving increasing challenged in managing the datacentre environment. The complexity of management increases... Read More

Using Microgrids to Increase Resilience, Reduce Costs and Improve Data Centre Sustainability

Microgrids make use of local distributed energy generation to supplement the power delivered by grid to offset costs and increase resilience to mains disruptions Modern sensor and analytics technologies enable effective management of local generation assets Microgrids can help to increase sustainability and optimise electrical costs via onsite power generation using solar or wind energy… Read More


More Compute – The impact of energy cost on compute capacity

Data lakes can store masses of structured or unstructured data in raw format until your enterprise needs that data for analytics. That’s why data lakes are now seen as an attractive alternative to traditional data warehouses. However, enterprises like yours struggle to realize the expected return on data lake investments because of unexpected data quality, data governance, and data immediacy challenges. This paper describes how to address these issues and prevent your pristine data lake from devolving into a useless data swamp.


Energy efficiency and management

5G brings many exciting and transformative possibilities for businesses large and small, across every industry sector.

In technical terms, 5G represents a significant step forward from 4G, on which it will initially build. As it evolves, 5G will bring major new tech capabilities that will support entirely new business models, sectors, and more efficient ways of working.


Physical security in IT and data centre technology

5G brings many exciting and transformative possibilities for businesses large and small, across every industry sector.

In technical terms, 5G represents a significant step forward from 4G, on which it will initially build. As it evolves, 5G will bring major new tech capabilities that will support entirely new business models, sectors, and more efficient ways of working.


HPCaaS vs on-Premise vs public cloud: A comparative outlook

One of the obstacles for large on-premise clusters are the requirements for high-end data centers in addition to the challenge of ever-increasing energy costs. Large cloud providers have increased their focus on HPC and added more specialized HPC services to their offerings. They leverage the success of their cloud computing ecosystem and are perceived by some to have the most agile and flexible solution available; allowing you to pay on a per-use basis and to adjust your capacity on the fly to meet your needs. But is this really a cost effective long-term strategy for running AI workloads or simulations that can benefit from capacity at scale?


Adopting a low energy and low water consumption approach

Excool is specialists in indirect evaporative cooling . Over the last decade the data centre world has changed, the demand from the market is very different now in 2020 compared to 2010 and data centres began to implement IEC into their builds. 2010 was about low energy and resultant low PUE. But generally the sites were not so large and 5MW site was considered a large site, so high-water use was not a consideration.


The Built Environment Goes Digital with Power over Ethernet

New Intelligent Building concepts are changing the game for construction professionals, architects, design engineers and interior installation organisations. Ethernet and Power over Ethernet (PoE) is an integral part of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Building Management Systems (BMS) and supporting the development of working environments that are a platform for increased worker productivity, health, safety and connectivity.