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  • Data centre weathers Iceland volcano

    Some data centre providers have turned to Iceland in recent years to take advantage of geothermal power. Despite the recent volcano, one data centre operator in Iceland said it's business as usual.

  • A Sun VirtualBox P2V server conversion walkthrough

    Sun VirtualBox physical-to-virtual conversions can be daunting because the offering lacks native support for a P2V conversion. But fear not; VirtualBox P2V is possible.

  • Measuring and reporting data centre PUE

    Publicising a data centre's energy efficiency with the power usage effectiveness metric involves factors other than facility and IT equipment energy levels.

  • Using flywheel power for data centre UPS backup

    Using flywheels for data centre uninterruptible power supply backup can offer benefits over traditional power storage, including less restrictive cooling and ventilation requirements, a longer life...

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About Data centre backup power and power distribution

Today's data centres require more power to handle the IT load, while data centre managers face pressure to lower power costs and save money for their organisations. This section covers the best methods for powering your data centre, including direct current (DC), alternating current (AC) and uninterruptible power supplies (UPSes). And because a data centre power outage is inevitable, it's crucial to plan accordingly, making sure your data centre has a reliable emergency power source. Learn about backup power supplies and generators to ensure a painless recovery from a power failure.