In today's "always on, always available" world where businesses can't stop and downtime is measured in dollars, American Power Conversion (APC) provides protection against some of the leading causes of downtime, data loss and hardware damage: power problems and temperature. As a global leader in network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) solutions, APC sets the standard in its industry for quality, innovation and support. Its comprehensive solutions, which are designed for both home and corporate environments, improve the manageability, availability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communications and industrial equipment of all sizes.
From corporate headquarters in West Kingston, RI, APC operates sales offices throughout the world and manufacturing facilities on three continents. Together, APC’s global teams work to fulfill their mission of creating delighted customers. To do this, the Company focuses its efforts on four primary application areas: Home/Small Office; Business Networks; Data Centers and Facilities; and Access Provider Networks.
APC Data Center Whitepapers:
System planning is the Achilles' heel of a data center physical infrastructure project. Planning mistakes can magnify and propagate through later deployment phases, resulting in delays, cost overruns, wasted time, and ultimately a compromised system. Much of the trouble can be eliminated by viewing systems planning and a data flow model, with an orderly sequence of tasks that progressively transform and refine information from initial concept to final design.
Data center power and cooling infrastructure worldwide wastes more than 60,000,000 megawatt-hours per year of electricity that does no useful work powering IT equipment. This represents an enormous financial burden on industry, and is a significant public policy environmental issue. This paper describes the principles of a new, commercially available data center architecture that can be implemented today to dramatically improve the electrical efficiency of data centers.