“The smart world is here,” says Perkins Liu, senior product manager for Data Center Solutions at APC™ by Schneider Electric™, in the webcast, “The Importance of Power & Cooling Systems in a Digitized World.” Digitization and the Internet of Things (IoT) have made it possible to connect equipment, sensors, and systems across industries. For power and cooling design engineers and consultants, this means power protection and cooling considerations when designing infrastructure is now more important than ever.
“Due to the increasing trend of digitization, everything around us is no longer isolated, but well-connected. What used to be non-critical equipment or applications are now extremely important elements of business continuity,” says Liu. This is true across different industries. For a medical lab, power protection and cooling are critical for keeping the lab fully functional and helping protect patients. And in industries such as process control systems found in manufacturing plants, failure to implement secure power solutions can cause disruptions or delays, ultimately leading to unhappy customers and loss of revenues.
Rethinking data center planning and design
To help their clients adapt to new digitization trends, consultants, designers, and engineers must change the way they think about data center projects. They need to consider the 24/7 power and cooling requirements of digitized equipment to ensure high availability. But designers and consultants are also under pressure to reduce energy costs, ensure safety and business continuity, provide data security, and reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, assets, and operations.
Schneider Electric is well-positioned to help consultants, designers, and engineers meet these challenges through:
- Modular solutions that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly
- Wide-ranging educational resources to help identify appropriate solutions
- Online tools such as the UPS selector tool that makes product selection faster and easier