IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series
Intro to Data Center Infrastructures - Power, Cooling, and DCIM
May 22, 2013 2:00 p.m. eastern
Presented by Mietek Glinkowski of ABB and Dave Sterlace of Thomas & Betts
Info and registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-data-infrastructures-may-2013
Data Centers is a rapidly growing industry experiencing an unprecedented merger of many different technologies from hardware to software, from IT to electric power to cooling. Most engineers are familiar only with some aspects of the data center technologies and do not grasp the "big picture" of the industry.
As data centers grow in size and numbers the demand for power and cooling grows to the point where the centers consume an estimated 1.5-2% of the global electrical energy.
This webinar will address technology fundamentals of data center infrastructures, particularly power and cooling and how these infrastructures are managed by specialized DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) tools.
We will also discuss the type of power distribution architectures involved in designing reliable data centers and the basics of data center operations from the power point of view. Tier diagrams, supply redundancy, emergency power, and PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) will be presented.
Finally emerging technnology trends will be addressed.