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WP-277 v0
Solving Edge Computing Infrastructure Challenges
Edge compute (distributed IT) installations have become increasingly business critical. Deploying and operating IT at the edge of the network, however, comes with unique challenges. Solving them requires a departure from the traditional means of selecting, configuring, assembling, operating, and maintaining these systems. This paper describes a new, emerging model that involves an integrated ecosystem of cooperative partners, vendors, and end users. This ecosystem and the integrated micro data center solution it produces, help mitigate the unique challenges of edge applications.
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WP-263 v0
Analysis of How Data Center Pod Frames Reduce Cost and Accelerate IT Rack Deployments
There is a better way to deploy and manage groups (or pods) of IT racks. Effective, free-standing pod frame containment systems can be quickly assembled and used as an overhead mounting point for services. Unlike traditional deployments, air containment and supporting infrastructure is attached to the frame allowing for racks to be easily rolled in and out. Pods and all supporting infrastructure can be deployed before racks are rolled into place. IT can be installed in racks in parallel with pod assembly. Overhead mounting to the frame avoids costly, time-consuming, and invasive construction that traditionally occurs in the ceiling or under a raised floor. In this paper we describe effective data center pod frame containment systems and demonstrate how they can reduce time to deploy by 21% and reduce capital costs by 15% compared to traditional methods and containment systems.
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WP-256 v0
Why Cloud Computing is Requiring us to Rethink Resiliency at the Edge
Use of cloud computing by enterprise companies is growing rapidly. A greater dependence on cloud-based applications means businesses must rethink the level of redundancy of the physical infrastructure equipment (power, cooling, networking) remaining on-premise, at the “Edge”. In this paper, we describe and critique the common physical infrastructure practices seen today, propose a method of analyzing the resiliency needed, and discuss best practices that will ensure employees remain connected to their business critical applications.
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WP-237 v0
Digital Remote Monitoring and How it Changes Data Center Operations and Maintenance
Today’s data center power and cooling infrastructure has roughly 3 times more data points / notifications than it did 10 years ago. Traditional data center remote monitoring services have been available for over 10 years but were not designed to support this amount of data monitoring and the associated alarms, let alone extract value from the data. This paper explains how seven trends are defining monitoring service requirements and how this will lead to improvements in data center operations and maintenance.
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WP-229 v1
Battery Technology for Data Centers: VRLA vs. Li-ion
Lithium-ion battery prices have decreased over the years and are now becoming a viable option for data center UPS. This paper provides a brief overview of li-ion batteries in comparison to VRLA batteries for static UPS applications, including optimal chemistries and technologies. A 10-year total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis is provided showing li-ion is 39% less than VRLA despite their capital cost premium. A sensitivity analysis reveals the TCO drivers. Finally we discuss li-ion batteries for retrofit and new UPS applications and the effect of temperature on battery life, runtime, and cooling.