Category Archives: APC

How do I know when my UPS needs a battery replacement? Intelligent Battery Management and the new Smart-UPS On-Line


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About the Author:
Bill Manning is Vice President of Global Business Power Solutions for APC by Schneider Electric. He is responsible for new offer design, development and go-to-market strategies for single phase server and network Uninterruptible Power Supply … Read More »

What’s new in the WESCO Data Center App for iPad®


Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see an article in my Inbox or RSS feed mentioning the accelerated rate (compared to predictions) of BYOD use in business. I know that I take my iPad with me pretty much wherever I go – including each day to work. I’ve found myself loading more “business” apps than games or photos, … Read More »

WESCO Distribution Launches Data Center App for iPad on the App Store


Pittsburgh, November 26, 2012:
WESCO Distribution, (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, released its data center App for iPad in the App Store. The new app provides data center managers with instant access to the latest products from industry-leading suppliers wherever they … Read More »

The CSC Data Center Guy Presents: APC’s Rack Air Distribution Unit


I’m a big fan of data center cooling fans, especially when they aren’t blowing hot air. That’s what is so great about APC’s Rack Air Distribution Unit. It pulls cool air directly from the raised floor into the rack.
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Click here for APC’s white paper on cooling strategies.

APC Modular 3-Phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)


Let’s talk weather! This has been an interesting summer for the Chicagoland area. It’s either hot & sunny (and humid, of course), or we have “Severe Thunderstorms” with high winds, hail, the works. So, I have gotten used to occasional darkness and listening to the constant “beep, beep, beep” of the UPS’s in my home. I think of those beeps fondly, as without … Read More »

How to Measure Electrical Efficiency in Your Data Center


Many data centers waste electricity because there’s not a plan to manage this important, expensive resource and in many cases, it’s not even measured. You can’t control what you don’t measure. The good news is that with the technology available today it is pretty easy to measure, plan, and improve data center efficiency. In addition to saving electricity, higher power … Read More »

Is A CFD Study For Your Data Center Worth It?


Computation Fluid Dynamics… conjures up images of a sleek aircraft in a huge wind tunnel with smoke streams flowing smoothly over the wings – at least for me it does. The cool thing about CFD though (pun intended) is that it can be used to model & predict environmental conditions in your data center.
If you’re unfamiliar with CFD, it’s a … Read More »