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Data centers are IT systems that house the central computing technology of companies and organizations. Depending on their size, the computer networks and server systems of one or more companies are housed in a data center. If several companies share the IT infrastructure for server housing, this is also referred to as colocation data centers.
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The failure of hardware components or faltering server applications in the data center is not only annoying for the user, but also associated with enormous costs for the data center operator. Every minute counts here and the pressure on those responsible for the infrastructure is increasing with the rapid growth in cloud services. Consequently, the top priority is to ensure a minimum failure rate through appropriate security concepts in the equipment and operation of the data center facility.
The data processed in the data center represent important business processes and applications of companies. As a rule, “24/7/365 operation” is a prerequisite. As a result, particularly high demands are placed on availability and reliability. Very short failures are enough to lead to considerable costs and damage to the reputation of the companies affected: On average, a single disruption event costs the data center operator USD 690.204, according to a well-founded US study. Disrupted IT equipment is the cause of failure here, which then leads to massive cost losses.
Business continuity management minimizes potential damage from business interruptions by using suitable IT components such as power distribution units (PDU), environment monitoring systems (EMS) and uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
✔️ Virtualization of PC networks
✔️ Managed service and outsourcing of IT services
✔️ Cloud computing for the provision of IT infrastructures
✔️ Edge data center
At the application level, it is artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain or cryptocurrencies that are tremendously accelerating the need for reliable and high-performance data centers.
The energy required to operate data centers is growing unabated – with the well-known consequences for costs and the environment. This means that when building or modernizing data center structures, the issue of energy efficiency has become a key to success: Only those who are able to reduce energy consumption as far as possible through intelligent solution approaches in the selection of hardware components and system management will be able to operate a future-oriented and sustainable data center.
Awareness of the sustainable use of energy is constantly increasing. In the meantime, energy efficiency and electricity costs have become high priorities in the data center industry. Increasing the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of a data center, i.e. the efficiency of the energy used, has become a key objective. This way, it has been achieved that the greenhouse gas emissions of data centers in Europe have decreased in recent years and are expected to decrease by another 30% by 2030. According to an eco study, two main factors are responsible for this development:
According to a Bitkom study, the electricity costs of data centers in Germany rose by 20% between 2008 and 2014 alone. And at the same time, energy efficiency can be increased by a PDU’s measurement function and consumption can be permanently reduced by 30 %.
8-fold switched and outlet-metered PDU
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12-fold switched and metered PDU
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