Power and cooling guidelines for colocation data centers

White paper from APC by Schneider Electric explains some of the causes of stranded power, cooling, and space capacity in colocation data centers.

Authored by Paul Lin and Victor Avelar, a new white paper from APC by Schneider Electric explains some of the causes of stranded power, cooling, and space capacity in colocation data centers and explains how high-density rack power distribution, air containment, and other practices improve availability and efficiency. Examples of acceptable use policies that address these issues are provided.

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"Some prospective colocation data center tenants view power and cooing best practices as constraining," states the paper's introduction. "However, an effective acceptable use policy can reduce downtime due to thermal shutdown and human error, reduce stranded capacity, and extend the life of the initial leased space, avoiding the cost of oversized reserved space."

View/Download the white paper here.

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