Critical Power Management
The high-performance servers in a data center rely on a wide array of power devices, such as ATSs (automatic transfer switches), meters, circuit breakers, and UPS (uninterruptible power supply) controllers, to ensure a constant supply of electricity and manage usage. Especially for colocation data centers, which derive their revenue from renting data processing and storage services to other companies, system downtime is unacceptable. Even an offline private data center could cost an enterprise hundreds of thousands of dollars an hour. In order to stay online and running at all times, network solutions in data centers must be able to withstand the electrical interferences commonly found in UPS rooms and electricity rooms. In fact, data center facilities contain a great deal of electromagnetic interference or even vibration. Only industrial-grade solutions with at least level 3 EMS protection, wide operating temperatures, and fast network recovery can ensure smooth, uninterrupted service for all critical power devices in a data center.
To guarantee high redundancy for Ethernet-based communications and remote monitoring of equipment in high noise environments, data centers can take advantage of industrial-grade network solutions with level 3 EMS protection. Besides having a robust, fanless design to achieve greater longevity, industrial-grade Ethernet solutions may also support smart network recovery options for proactive monitoring of remote equipment. For instance, Moxa’s Turbo Ring redundancy provides network recovery in < 50 ms for a backbone network, ensuring seamless operation. Industrial-grade Ethernet switches that feature a -40 to 75°C wide operating temperature range, level 3 EMS protection, and millisecond-level network recovery all help to minimize downtime for critical power management.