WP#51 - Power Equipment and Data Center Design

15 November, 2012 | White Paper

Editors: David Loucks, Eaton Stephen McCluer, Schneider Electric Contributors: Lynn Simmons, Dell John Collins, Eaton George Navarro, Eaton Dusty Becker, Emerson Network Power Bill Campbell, Emerson Network Power Harry Handlin, GE Digital Energy Mark Szalkus, GE Digital Energy Brad Thrash, GE Digital Energy Pamela Lembke, IBM Kevin Bross, Intel Shaun Harris, Microsoft Jim Spitaels, Schneider Electric

This white paper explores designing an efficient data center power system and factors that impact that efficiency, including power system configurations and how a data center is “grown” over time. In addition, the paper details different power system components and reviews measurement and control points for each. Timetables for implementation of the core tenets of this guide are provided for each component and are intended to serve as a quick reference for data center designers.