Technology

  • How Lithium-Ion Batteries Will Change Datacentre UPS Installations Lithium-ion batteries represent a technology that can disrupt the traditional data centre UPS market place and its reliance on valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries. Other energy storage technologies have tried to disrupt this market place, including super capacitors and DC flywheels. The benefits of lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries mean that this new battery technology is ...
  • PDM Transition Action Tech Tip How to prevent a transition action automatically selecting child references in SOLIDWORKS PDM Tech Tip   Every user of SOLIDWORKS PDM is familiar with changing the state of a file within a workflow. By default, the transition actions window will automatically select all files referenced to the main file to also be included within the transition. For example, ...
  • Selecting Between Single and Three Phase UPS Systems Sometimes it is easy within a server room or data centre environment to take for granted the relative ease with which we can simply plug IT network servers and peripherals into a PDU outlet or UPS powered socket. These connections form the final element of what we term the ‘critical power’ path. They are the ...
  • How To Choose Between Single and Three Phase UPS Systems Sometimes it is easy within a server room or data centre environment to take for granted the relative ease with which we can simply plug IT network servers and peripherals into a PDU outlet or UPS powered socket. These connections form the final element of what we term the ‘critical power’ path. They are the ...
  • Sizing Racks For Your Server Room Design When it comes to room design, it is vital to ensure you make the right choices in the selection of your server racks and cabinets. There are several topics to onsider, all of which can impact the overall layout optimisation, functional efficiency and the future scalability of your room design. How Many Server Cabinets Are Needed? The ...
  • Sketch Dimension Tool Tip Sketch Dimension Tool Tips Every user of SOLIDWORKS is familiar with the Smart Dimension tool with which they can dimension both 2D and 3D sketches – where the type of dimension produced will be determined by the sketch entities selected. The following tips show some useful dimensions that are not commonly used within the Smart Dimension ...
  • Sizing Racks For Your Server Room Layout When it comes to server room layout, it is vital to ensure you make the right choices when selecting your server rack cabinets. There are several topics to cover and consider, all of which can impact the overall layout optimisation, functional efficiency and the future scalability of your IT operation. How Many Server Cabinets Are Needed? The ...
  • Liquid-based Critical Cooling Systems For Data Centres The world is not getting any cooler and in the data centre industry critical cooling is becoming one of the prime areas for energy saving. Unlike the uninterruptible power supplies used within a critical power path, which are already approaching their maximum available energy efficiency (>97% in on-line mode) critical cooling has a long way ...
  • Wireless Environment Monitoring At The Edge Over the last 30 years we have seen data processing move from centralised datacentre locations with plug-in terminals to decentralised on-site server rooms operating standalone IT networks. The latest trend is to push the decentralised concept even further using Edge computing and connection to hyperscale datacentres via Cloud-based applications. The reason behind many IT innovations is ...
  • A Guide To Power Distribution Units In Datacentre Server Racks Power distribution is sometimes viewed as one of the last decisions to make at the end of the critical power path within your server room or datacentre. The fact is that this is also one of the most important and critical. The reason is that, after investing in LV switchboards, uninterruptible power supplies and standby ...