How optimised cooling can improve Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) Ways to improve Power Usage Effectiveness or PUE as it has become better known as has become an important target for most Data Centre Managers in recent years. Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is a popular metric by which a data centre can measure how efficiently it [...]
How the latest IP-based intelligent security systems protect IT cabinets With the ever increasing demand on data security and protection we explore how utilising the latest IP-based intelligent security systems protect IT cabinets and why they are a necessary requirement in today’s IT environments. With regional, national, and enterprise level compliance mandates driving greater levels [...]
An article in the June issue of Networking+ magazine (www.networkingplus.co.uk) revealed that many of London’s councils are not monitoring IT energy usage when it comes to the power consumption of their desktop computers. All 32 London boroughs were sent Freedom of Information requests and asked questions about the power consumption of their desktop computers, and [...]
How following the 4 R’s of Airflow Management can help improve cooling optimisation Upsite Technologies, a leader in data centre airflow management solutions, has recently developed its 4 R’s of Airflow Management™ methodology to help guide data centre and computer room managers on how implementing changes to optimise cooling can achieve the greatest benefits [...]
The global data centre market has seen unparalleled growth in recent years, and has seen power usage grow enormously. In 2007 the global data centre market consumed 12Gw by last year this figure had risen to 38Gw!
As competition in the data centre market grows, it will be those that offer a competent service and offer accurate accountability for variables like power cost, and power consumption that will be most competitive.
In today’s hi-tech world, ensuring data security is of utmost importance. Whilst firewalls and anti-virus software protect from online threats, what protects your physical IT assets stored in the rack itself?
Despite many facilities now incorporating building management systems with swipe card readers to track who is accessing particular rooms, many server racks remain unlocked or fitted with standard key locks, leaving them at risk to anyone with access to that room.
With the importance of improving the cooling and energy performance of the Data Centre, Upsite Technologies recently conducted a study and found that on average computer rooms today have a cooling capacity that is nearly four times their IT load.
Data Centre Floor Tiles are responsible for maintaining the static pressure in the plenum under your Data Centre raised floor. This plenum contains your Data Centre's most valuable commodity - Cold Air!