Tag Archives: Data centers

Increasing Data Center Availability through Electrical Design

By Morena Sanidad, P.E., LEED AP In one of my previous blog posts, I talked about the differences between reliability and availability in data centers. The quick summary: reliability emphasizes dependability in the lifecycle of a component, while availability is associated with fault tolerant systems. Fault tolerant means a system can operate in the presence […]

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Availability vs. Reliability in Data Center Electrical Components

By Morena Sanidad, P.E., LEED AP Reliability and Availability are popular terms in the data center world. They are used interchangeably and often times misinterpreted; while they work together to define the success of a system, they are separate parameters requiring specific understanding. In this blog I will describe the definition of the terms, their […]

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Challenges Data Centers Face: Build New or Utilize What’s Available?

By Mohammed Haq, P.E. The evolution of data centers is ever-changing.  As requirements evolve, data centers are ranging from being located in a 10×20 closet to a large 100,000 SF building.  In addition, the technology associated with data centers is growing at a high rate as more people utilize smart phones, tablets, and computers, creating […]

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Data Center Design: You should be reading this.

 By Morena Sanidad, P.E., LEED AP Are you a Data Center Operator, Owner, IT, or A&E Consultant looking to expand your knowledge on data center design?  There are a few documents available online and several standards that can be purchased. If you are not sure where to start, you don’t have to look far anymore. 

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