Data Center Modernisation Guide
Shaping your sustainable data centre with Advanced Power Solutions and Schneider
Data centres serve as the nerve centre of modern businesses, housing the critical systems that drive operations and progress. The rapid growth in data processing demands in the cloud and at the edge has brought to light a pressing concern: the need for modernisation. Modernisation will reduce the risk of unplanned downtime that is becoming increasingly costly to businesses. As technology evolves, so must our approach to data centre infrastructure.
Informed by insights from the latest data centre modernisation guide from the people at Schnieder, we’ve outlined the key risks of out-of-date setups, along with the benefits of modernisation.
Power outages are more than just inconveniences – they can result in devastating losses, from interrupted services to compromised data. Traditional data centres, built on older infrastructure, can struggle to meet the changing power demands of the more contemporary computing systems that your business relies on. Modernisation, through the integration of modular UPS, power distribution systems and comprehensive energy management solutions, is essential to ensure sustainable, uninterrupted operations even in the face of IT’s changing landscape.
Electrical fires pose an imminent threat to data centres and the invaluable information they house. Outdated wiring, inadequate cooling systems, and poor ventilation can create a combustible environment. Modernising data centres involves implementing cutting-edge fire suppression systems, utilising fire-resistant materials, and optimising cooling mechanisms to minimise the risk of ignition.
Modernising data centres not only addressed the risk of costly downtime but also yields numerous benefits. Enhanced energy efficiency, reduced operational costs, improved scalability, and streamlined management are among the advantages. Cloud-based solutions, virtualisation, and intelligent data management systems can further contribute to improving your business continuity and the health of your data centres.
The evolution of technology demands a corresponding evolution in how we approach data centre infrastructure. Modernisation isn’t just an option; it’s a necessity to mitigate the risks of unplanned downtime. Embracing this transformation safeguards businesses against disruptions and losses, paving the way for resilient, secure, and efficient data centres that meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
We offer a wide range of products and services designed to ensure our clients maintain the perfect IT environment for their business-critical equipment. We understand that although the requirements and potential of each facility will have variations, many of the elements which combine to make up the physical infrastructure are largely the same. We work closely with our clients to choose the best design and products for them, whether their selection is informed by a desired level of resistance, security or efficiency.
In the past, storing critical equipment in any cupboard space was an acceptable strategy. Thankfully those days are over and by ensuring there are no weak links, high standards can be maintained across the network. As a result of our wide-ranging industry expertise and manufacturing partnerships, we are able to bring the very latest in micro data centre technology to either refurbish existing facilities, or provide self-contained solutions designed to be used anywhere. Furthermore, we can also scale this approach to suit each individual application.