O'Reilly logo

Greening the Data Center: A Pocket Guide by George Spafford

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 6: FACILITIES – ELECTRICAL

Electrical infrastructure in a data center needs to be carefully planned. In today’s era of high-performance, high-density computing systems, the design needs to accommodate significant differences in power requirements, both today and into the future.

Scalable modular power

Data centers need to be designed such that power can be added in phases. Otherwise, utilization is negatively impacted.

A modular approach ensures that as demand increases and the data center grows, so does the internal power grid, including distribution and back-up systems. This could take the form of zones in the data center that are provisioned once demand hits a certain threshold, planned expansions of the physical data center, or ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required