APC by Schneider Electric Whitepapers


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Prefabricated Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centres
By APC by Schneider Electric | 7/11/2014

Standardised, pre-assembled and integrated data centre facility power and cooling modules are at least 60% faster to deploy, and provide a first cost savings of 13% or more compared to traditional data centre power and cooling infrastructure. Facility modules, also referred to in the data centre industry as containerised power and cooling plants, allow data centre designers to shift their thinking from a customised “construction” mentality to a standardised “site integration” mentality. This white paper compares the cost of both scenarios, presents the advantages and disadvantages of each, and identifies which environments can best leverage the facility module approach.

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How DCIM software improves planning and cuts operational costs
By APC by Schneider Electric | 28/7/2014

Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert data centres from cost centres into producers of business value. This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data centre infrastructure management software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery.

· Data centres can make a significant impact to the bottom line by enabling the business to respond more quickly to market demands

· The systems which allow management to leverage real savings consist of modern data centre physical infrastructure (i.e., power and cooling) management software tools · Some data centre operators do not use any physical infrastructure management tools. This can be risky

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How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets
By APC by Schneider Electric | 6/5/2014

Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. Most can recount horror stories about how bad luck, human error, or just simple incompetence brought their server rooms down. This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for how a basic monitoring system can help reduce the occurrence of these unanticipated events.

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
By APC by Schneider Electric | 20/3/2014

While many who invest in Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment / ownership / knowledge can each undermine a chosen toolset’s ability to deliver the value it was designed to provide. This paper describes these common pitfalls and provides practical guidance on how to avoid them.

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Leveraging DCIM Software
By APC by Schneider Electric | 19/11/2013

Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert costly data centres into producers of business value. Only with higher visibility, more control and improved automation of reporting systems can help deliver on this commitment. Holistic management capabilities available today can enable data centre professionals to maximize their capacity to control their energy costs and to advise the business on how to utilize IT assets more effectively. This paper demonstrates how data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery.

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Executive’s Guide to the Next-Generation Data Centre
By APC by Schneider Electric | 12/7/2013

Your quick reference to what to consider for virtualisation; what to consider with bridging the IT/facility gap and what to consider with extending the life of your Data Centre. Download now.

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Virtualisation and Cloud Computing: Optimised Power, Cooling and Management Maximises Benefits
By APC by Schneider Electric | 12/6/2013

IT virtualisation, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data centre physical infrastructure. The particular effects of virtualisation are discussed and possible solutions or methods for dealing with them are offered. Download to learn more.

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Top 10 Mistakes in Data Centre Operations: Operating Efficient and Effective Data Centres
By APC by Schneider Electric | 12/6/2013

How can you avoid making major mistakes when operating and maintaining your data centre(s)? The key lies in the methodology behind your operations and maintenance program. This whitepaper explores the top ten mistakes in data centre operations. Read now.

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Data Centre Physical Infrastructure: Optimising Business Value
By APC by Schneider Electric | 12/6/2013

To stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing business world, companies must update the way they view the value of their investment in data centre physical infrastructure (DCPI). This whitepaper discusses how companies can succeed in a changing global market. Read now.

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Consolidating Server and Network Equipment in Legacy Computer Rooms
By APC by Schneider Electric | 18/7/2012

Most IT racks have the same look, but rarely have the same feel. We have developed racks specifically for servers and networking which account for important details like cable management and power distribution. This solution pairs our optimised rack solutions with a high availability UPS for protecting all of your critical equipment as simply as possible. Read more.

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