White Paper #160
Specification of Modular Data Center Architecture
There is a growing consensus that conventional legacy data center design will be superseded by modular scalable data center designs. Reduced total cost of ownership, increased flexibility, reduced deployment time, and improved efficiency are all claimed benefits of modular scalable designs. Yet the term “modular”, when and where modularity is appropriate, and how to specify modularity are all poorly defined. This paper creates a framework for modular data center architecture and describes the various ways that modularity can be implemented for data center power, cooling, and space infrastructure and explains when the different approaches are appropriate and effective.
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White Paper #76
Modular Systems: The Evolution of Reliability
Nature proved early on that in complex systems, modular designs are the ones that survive and thrive. An important contributor to this success is the critical reliability advantage of fault tolerance, in which a modular system can shift operation from failed modules to healthy ones while repairs are made. In data centers, modular design has already taken root in new fault-tolerant architectures for servers and storage systems. As data centers continue to evolve and borrow from nature’s blueprints, data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) must also evolve to support new strategies for survival, recovery, and growth.
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SBA Communications to Build New, Modular Data Center – Fast
A FREE, online, educational resource, offering more than 200 vendor-neutral courses on energy efficiency and data center topics to help you identify, implement, and monitor efficiency improvements within your organization.
Web-based applications with easy-to-use interfaces designed for use in the early stages of datacenter concept and design development.
InfraStruxure for the Small & Medium Data Centre
Animation showing the modularity and scalability of InfraStruxure in a data center environment.
InfraStruxure for Small IT
-This video explains the core principles of InfraStruxure for Small IT and how they help our customers solve their most pressing IT-related issues.
While InfraStruxure is the perfect solution for turnkey data centers, there are three additional applications where InfraStruxure will minimize risks and ensure business continuity: deploying converged IT architecture, refreshing existing data centers and moving in or out of colocation.
InfraStruxure Designer is industry-leading software tool that empowers Schneider Electric employees and partners to rapidly and accurately plan, design and quote best-in-class data center solutions.