Data centre managers and users looking to find out more about energy efficiency can now download a free white paper produced by Kohler Uninterruptible Power.
The free white paper is downloadable here and has been created to give an overview of the considerations that factor into a data centre improving and reducing its Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).
With a wealth of experience in providing power protection installations in data centres, Kohler’s clients range from enterprises running their own in-house systems, through modular and medium-sized colocation data centres, right up to large and hyperscale facilities.
The products and systems offered by the company are highly configurable, scalable and efficient, enabling clients to buy for immediate requirements and easily grow their systems later. Advanced technologies such as Kohler’s XTRA VFI mode enable certain modular systems to put spare modules into standby mode when not required to support the load, but always maintain the required level of active redundancy.
Alex Emms, Operations Director at KUP, says, “A 2022 global survey found the average data centre achieves a PUE of 1.55. In the UK, a PUE of less than 1.5 can be expected, but the lower the better. Newer, larger data centres tend to be more efficient but there is still a need for older data centres to be aware of the changes they can make that will influence their critical power support and their energy efficiency, particularly as they replace legacy systems.
“This white paper is packed full of information about how newer modular systems can improve a data centre’s efficiency, some information on best practice, what’s meant by managing the load and ensuring that critical power is covered – along with built in redundancy. We’ve created it because there is a lot of inconsistency in material that references different modes – particularly with reference to energy efficiency. And newer technology means more efficient design and operation in our experience. We thought a handy white paper which informs and challenges customers’ thinking about what’s possible now would be useful.
“Our team has extensive experience in understanding system architecture, regulations and what a system can achieve. We also offer consultancy to help customers and prospects calculate their energy efficiency. Downloading the white paper will be a good first step if you are looking to find out the latest information.”