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Protecting the Data Center Is Cool

Protecting the Data Center Is Cool

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Peter A. Panfil, Vice President of Global Power, Emerson Network Power Once, availability was the singular concern of data center operators. Today, data centers must deliver availability with efficiency, improved productivity, and enhanced scalability. The infrastructure that supports the complex network of servers, storage, and networking equipment in the data center is key to achieving this deliverable. Best-in-class Read more […]

CoStar Group to Publicize Building Energy Use

CoStar Group to Publicize Building Energy Use

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA A new Better Buildings Initiative partnership between the CoStar Group, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will accelerate investments in energy-efficient products and building operations that support construction and manufacturing jobs. The CoStar Group will now publicize building Read more […]

Predicting the Future for Data Center Growth Made Easy

Predicting the Future for Data Center Growth Made Easy

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Donovan, Senior Research Analyst for the Data Center Science Center, Schneider Electric Successful navigation through the planning challenges of a data center project requires the structure of a well-defined process, the expertise of people to make decisions and evaluate alternatives, and the assistance of tools to organize information or perform calculations. One such growth model that provides Read more […]

Size Matters: Making Big Smaller

Size Matters: Making Big Smaller

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jim Montgomery, Senior Product Manager, GE’s Critical Power business Lowering the cost while increasing the efficiency of power conversion at data centers—that is, turning alternating current (AC) power into usable, efficient, and reliable direct current (DC) power for sensitive and power-hungry servers—is a major and often contradictory power design challenge facing the industry. This challenge is Read more […]

Ready, Touch, Go with Transfer Switch–Based Solutions

Ready, Touch, Go with Transfer Switch–Based Solutions

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Matt Schneider, Director Global Product Management, ASCO Power Technologies (Emerson Electric) As data centers continue to transition to co-location and cloud-based designs, the need for rapidly deployable, modular architectures continues to increase. Recent developments give facility managers the option to consider pre-packaged, transfer switch–based power systems for paralleling generators as an alternative Read more […]

Puzzling Over Data

Puzzling Over Data

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Christine Shattuck, Manager, Member Relations, NEMA When I started at NEMA some 15 years ago, my primary task was to clean up the membership database. Prior to my arrival, NEMA had purchased a generic customer relationship management (CRM) system that was poorly designed and had no report capabilities. This resulted in a database that, at best, could not be updated in a timely fashion. At worst, it was Read more […]

Efforts in Mexico and Latin America Pay Off

Efforts in Mexico and Latin America Pay Off

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA   Already, 2016 is proving to be a successful year for NEMA’s activities in Mexico and Latin America. From product standards to energy efficiency and market development, NEMA is engaged. Gustavo Dominguez Poo and Ricardo Vazquez conduct day-to-day operations at the NEMA regional office in Mexico City. They coordinate activities with NEMA staff Read more […]

Smart Grid Manual Standardizes Interoperability

Smart Grid Manual Standardizes Interoperability

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Khaled Masri, Program Manager, NEMA | Cuong Nguyen, Lead, Smart Grid Testing and Certification, NIST ANSI/NEMA SG-IPRM 1-2016 Smart Grid Interoperability Process Reference Manual (IPRM) was developed and refined over the past six years by the Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee (SGTCC) of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). NEMA’s Distribution Automation Section sponsored its development Read more […]

Protect the Data That Protects Us

Protect the Data That Protects Us

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Pat Walsh, Editor in Chief, NEMA Data centers scream security. Central to their operations is redundancy, redundancy, redundancy. On a daily basis, recreational hackers and cyber criminals alike wreak havoc on data that define our identities, lifestyles, livelihoods, and even our lives. Data breaches are commonplace today, and their impacts have grown in size and effect. Experts recommend that the physical Read more […]

A Good IDEA in the Cloud

A Good IDEA in the Cloud

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Paul Molitor, President and CEO, Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) The increasing reliance on cloud computing implies an increasing reliance on data centers. For this reason, we must strive to make them as secure, reliable, and efficient as possible. In January 2015, RightScale, a consultancy specializing in cloud computing services, surveyed 930 IT professionals from companies of various sizes Read more […]