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Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling by Rajkumar Buyya, Caesar Wu

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Chapter 5

Data Center Power

Chapter 5 mainly deals with data center power. The introduction of this chapter gives a brief introduction to the basic concepts of data center power. Following the basic concepts, this chapter lays out four major power elements: the circuit breaker, transfer switches (STS and ATS), generators, and UPS. For each power element, this chapter also identifies the characteristics and associated costs.

Keywords

Data center power; power panel; circuit breaker; static transfer switch (STS); automatic transfer switch (ATS); generator; uninterruptible power supply (UPS); UPS technologies; UPS battery; battery monitoring

Power consumption is one of biggest cost components for data center operators. Power costs have been estimated ...

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