Category Archives: Power

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 »

Panduit BICSI Accredited Expert Webinar Solves Thermal Issues in the Data Center

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WESCO CSC’s Expert Webinar Series continues with another exciting opportunity for Data Communications professionals to earn BICSI credits, while enhancing their knowledge in the latest technologies. The next course, “Solving Thermal Issues in the Data Center,” hosted by Panduit, will be held on November 18th, 10 – 11 a.m. (Central). Participants can earn 1 BICSI continuing education credit … Read More »

Earn BICSI Credits on Sept 16 with the Expert Webinar Series

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WESCO CSC’s Expert Webinar Series is the perfect opportunity for Data Communications professionals to earn BICSI credits, while enhancing their knowledge in the latest technologies. WESCO is the only data communications and security distributor that offers the chance to earn BICSI credits through a webinar format.
The next course, “The Future of Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Network Design … 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 »

Emerson Network Power’s SmartRow Intelligent Integrated Infrastructure Solution


My curiosity was immediately peaked when I pulled into CSC’s parking lot a few days ago and I saw a large truck with the Emerson Network Power Logo on the side. As I approached, I could see a small staircase mounted along the side of the truck. I realized the side paneling had been removed, and in its place I could see what looked like a small … Read More »

Energy Savings with CPI’s Passive Cooling and Containment Solutions


In order to create an ENERGY STAR data center, a lot of factors must be in place. There are only a limited amount of data centers that have actually received the EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating. Recently, BendBroadband Vault, a colocation and virtualization provider, earned this rating thanks to Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) Passive Cooling Solutions. CPI created custom heat containment Performance-Optimized … 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 »

Are Data Centers “Wasting” Energy?


I was reading this article in the New York Times this weekend entitled “Power, Pollution and the Internet”. The main point of the article is: “A yearlong examination by The New York Times has revealed…most data centers…consume vast amounts of energy in an incongruously wasteful manner…Online companies typically run their facilities at maximum capacity around the clock, whatever the demand. As a … Read More »

Emerson Network Power’s Energy Logic 2.0


Today I found myself completely engulfed by Emerson Network Power’s “e-book” White Paper presenting their Energy Logic 2.0. Well presented in a PowerPoint style, yet with interactive links out to YouTube to keep my interest, I knew I had to share this information with our community.
Energy Logic 2.0 helps data center managers combat the ever-rising energy consumption with methods to optimize power, cooling and … Read More »

Belden Webinar: Intelligent Power and Cooling Strategies for Energy Efficiency


Today, data center managers can’t simply “manage” space, power and cooling in a reactive manner, they need to pro-actively handle all of their data center resources. This includes reducing operating costs, cutting waste and understanding the limitations of the data center design. In addition, they have to manage uptime and maintain agility to address business changes.  Therefore, implementing intelligent monitoring of power … Read More »