Because electricity is a key commodity for business it represents significant financial risk. Yet many power management systems remain isolated and separate from the rest of the business enterprise. The result is poor access to incomplete information, with only limited knowledge of risk exposure. An integrated, comprehensive power management system that includes metering, software, and power quality mitigation equipment offers the most holistic, systems-based approach to managing this risk exposure.
Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are oversized, inefficient, and unpredictable. Room, row, and rack-based cooling methods have been developed to address these problems. This paper describes these improved cooling methods and provides guidance on when to use each type for most next generation data centers.
Implementing prefabricated modular data centers results in well-understood benefits including speed of deployment, predictability, scalability, and lifecycle cost. The process of deploying them – from designing the data center, to preparing the site, to procuring the equipment, to installation – is quite different than that of a traditional data center. This paper presents practical considerations, guidance, and results that a data center manager should expect from such a deployment.
While enterprises continue to own and operate in-house datacenters, their use of colocation and other outsourcing services is growing fast. Demand for colocation and wholesale datacenters, with their readily available space and power, their professional operations teams and, increasingly, their rich connectivity and value-added offerings, has never been stronger. 451 Research forecasts that the operational square footage of the global colocation and wholesale sector will grow at a healthy 7% CAGR from 2017 to 2020.
Colocation providers are dealing with market forces that represent both great opportunity and significant challenge – in some cases from the same development. Providers have to deal with an ever-changing set of buyers, with CFOs and COOs playing an increased role in the decision-making. And they need to address emerging trends such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing, which ,can have both a positive and negative impact on their businesses.
New digital technology now makes it feasible to integrate process control and SIF within a common automation infrastructure. While this can provide productivity and asset management benefits, if not done correctly, it can also compromise the safety and security of an industrial operation. Cybersecurity and sabotage vulnerability further accentuate the need for securing the safety instrumented system (SIS).
Certainly, a common platform approach using similar hardware and software dedicated for control and safety functions, respectively, can provide the potential for cost savings. However, it is widely acknowledged that utilizing separate, independent, and diverse hardware/software for safety and control is the optimal way to protect against potentially catastrophic common cause and systematic design and application errors.
Different vendors offer varied degrees of integration and solutions. The question is: how to provide an integrated control and safety solution with advanced functionality and productivity without compromising safety and security? And, where do users draw the line?
A third-party (e.g., TÜV) certification of the hardware/software systems to IEC 61508 specifications carries significant advantages, but should this be the only criterion? How does a third-party certificate extend to the plant’s overall assignment of risk reduction credits for all independent protection layers (IPL)? Control system embedded safety logic solvers may actually increase the SIL requirements of the SIF if no credit is allowed for the distributed control system (DCS) as an IPL.
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Attracting Investors Webinar: With more than $18 billion in M&A activity in the first half of last year alone, the colocation industry is riding the bubble of rapid growth. Colocation data center providers are being evaluated by a wide range of investors, with varying experience and perspectives. Understanding the evaluation criteria is a critical competency for attracting the right type of investor and investment to your colocation business. Steve Wallage, Managing Director of Broad Group Consulting, has led more than 30 due diligence projects and will discuss specific areas of focus including assessment of financials, management, customers, business plan, competitive positioning and future strategy and exit.
By attending this presentation colocation providers will:
Hear how investors are assessing colocation providers
Understand different types of investor strategy and positioning
Explore actual case studies –success stories as well as examples where investors walked away
Walk away with a greater understanding of how to not only attract investment, but the right type of investor to propel their business growth
Un marco independiente con refrigeración adjunta y una infraestructura de soporte lo convierten en una construcción de centro de datos sin problemas. Una vez que se montó el marco, simplemente coloque en un rack y comience a generar ingresos. Este informe técnico explica cómo puede poner en funcionamiento esta tecnología orientada al futuro para su negocio.
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Este informe puede ayudarle a afrontar los desafíos del futuro, superar las expectativas de sus clientes y encontrar maneras de coexistir con las soluciones competitivas de centros de datos. 451 Research reúne información de los compradores y de quienes toman decisiones sobre el tema de los espacios de colocación, y resume lo que debe hacerse en las empresas de centros de datos de colocación.
Volverse más eficiente y más confinable.Para llevar ventaja sobre la evolución de los centros de datos, las empresas necesitan considerar el monitoreo remoto digital. Este informe explica cómo el monitoreo remoto digital afectará estas áreas:
• Mejoras en el costo y el rendimiento de sistemas integrados
• Computación en la nube
• Análisis de macrodatos
• Computación móvil
• Aprendizaje automático
• Automatización para rendimiento laboral.
El montaje del marco de pod proporciona ganancias más rápido. Acumule ahorros de CapEx. Un marco independiente con refrigeración adjunta y una infraestructura de soporte lo convierten en una construcción de centro de datos sin problemas. Una vez que se montó el marco, simplemente coloque en un rack y comience a generar ingresos. Este informe técnico explica cómo puede poner en funcionamiento esta tecnología orientada al futuro para su negocio.
Consideraciones sobre los sistemas de enfriamiento. A medida que los costos de energía y los problemas ambientales ejercen cada vez más presión en los centros de datos, los sistemas de enfriamiento se vuelven el foco para encontrar eficiencias. Se pueden mitigar muchos problemas con un diseño bien planeado. Este informe técnico explica cómo optimizar el enfriamiento de los centros de datos con sistemas de control eficaces. Descargue su copia para aprender más.
Mantenimiento eficaz de las instalaciones de centros de datos. Descubra las metodologías esenciales junto con sugerencias prácticas y consejos que puede usar para desarrollar una estrategia eficaz de operación y mantenimiento. Todo empieza con una mentalidad de importancia crítica que se expone claramente para usted.
A global mobility revolution has already begun and is accelerating rapidly, opening up major opportunities and challenges for players across the mobility ecosystem.
Read this report to discover:
• the likely winners and losers in the mobility revolution
• how the way people and goods are moved will change dramatically
• how the mobility revolution will impact eight traditional sectors
• what alliances organisations must build to win in this brave new world.
Data centers are evolving. They are much more than the data storage facilities of the past—they are gateways to emerging markets and platforms from which businesses can expand their reach through greater connectivity. These evolutions require the deployment of secured IT platforms capable of supporting and treating a huge amount of data generated in real time. Learn how Interxion partnered with Schneider Electric to meet the needs of its customers and stay relevant in the rapidly evolving colocation market.
The success of every business is driven by the quality of its connections, whether with clients, employees, investors, suppliers, manufacturers or other key stakeholders. Increasingly, these relationships are measured through data-driven analytics, enhanced through video communication, and empowered through cloud computing and collaboration. As the volume of data grows, so do bandwidth requirements.
Link your locations with nationwide reach, leverage bandwidth-intensive applications,
connect to leading cloud service providers and fortify your business continuity plans.
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Leveraging IIoT advancements, learn how to break traditional barriers between your power and process control systems to solve challenges across the full lifecycle of the plant. Download the white paper to learn more.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies and concepts can transform and enhance process safety practices if appropriately applied. Download the white paper for guidance on leveraging IIoT tools and techniques to deliver industrial safety in a profitable manner.
Industrial process safety management has evolved beyond simple functional safety. Some companies are at risk because management and business process aspects are not integrated into the overall safety plan. Such gaps can impact both operational integrity and profitable performance.
Explore the change drivers affecting plant process safety management and learn how operators can find, measure, and manage gaps to maintain safe conditions and improve profitability.
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The demands of modern IIoT applications increases the complexity of systems infrastructure
and puts additional pressure on IT and OT security. As the frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks increase, operations must leverage industry standards to achieve consistent protection. This paper will address how IEC62443 can be applied to industrial control systems and help readers understand the various priorities and steps required to help mitigate cyber
Since the sepia-toned days of the early 19th century, industry has sought effective ways to control manufacturing and production processes. New technology has greatly influenced factories and plants, resulting in new operational approaches to maximize benefits and achieve 100% ROI in a very short time.
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The safety of operations can have a direct, positive impact on the operational profitability of the plant. Environmental health and safety (EH&S) can now be viewed not just as a cost center, but as a profit center, and new levels of both safety and profitability can result. Real-time safe profitability is no longer a dream—it is a reality!
New trends in life cycle management of automation assets are paving the way for the “continuously current enterprise”, to improve both availability and utilization of automation assets. Download the white paper today to learn more.