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Did You Miss Our Raised Floor Best Practices Webinar?

By Elizabeth Peichel | Aug 7, 2020
Data Center Raised Floor Webinar

If you’re looking for raised floor best practices that won’t bust your budget, check out this recent webinar CEG hosted with RLE Technologies. In this webinar, you’ll learn: How to dramatically improve data center energy efficiency Different types of containment that work in spaces you can’t see How directional airflow panels can almost instantaneously make…

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Article – Room Level Airflow Management Best Practices

By Elizabeth Peichel | Aug 3, 2020

*This article originally appeared in Mission Critical Magazine as Part Three of our four-part series on Containment Best Practices. Click here to read more.  Room level airflow management is fraught with misconceptions and half-truths, making it the least understood aspect of airflow management. Ironically, it’s the most important. While it’s fairly well understood that the…

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Article – Row Level Airflow Management Best Practices

By Rob Huttemann | Jul 27, 2020

*This article originally appeared in Mission Critical Magazine as Part Two of our four-part series on Containment Best Practices. Click here to read more.  To put it simply, row-level airflow management refers to improving cold aisle and hot aisle separation. It’s typically done once you’ve made improvements at the rack level (e.g. blanking panels) and…

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Webinar | Managing Airflow at the Raised Floor Level

By Elizabeth Peichel | Jul 17, 2020
managing airflow at the raised floor level

Join CEG & RLE Technologies on July 30 to discuss data center containment best practices that don’t bust your budget. Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020 Time: 11:00am EDT / 9:00am MDT When using raised floors in data centers, there are many standard considerations that go into selecting the proper floor system: type of support structure…

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Article – Rack Level Airflow Management Best Practices

By Rob Huttemann | Jul 16, 2020
data center rack airflow management

*This article originally appeared in Mission Critical Magazine as Part One of our four-part series on Containment Best Practices. Click here to read more.  In a reality where cabinet densities are rising — with recent research stating upwards of 10 kW per rack, on average — increasing energy efficiency and keeping operating costs down in…

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How to Choose the Right PDU

By Elizabeth Peichel | Jul 6, 2020
Power Distribution Units for Data Centers

A PDU (Power Distribution Unit) controls and distributes power to computers, servers and networking devices within an IT environment. Almost every equipment rack used to store compute, storage or network equipment requires a rack mounted PDU to distribute power. But, if you’re new to the industry or are unfamiliar with electrical power distribution systems, selecting…

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New Tech News – Sunbird Releases New Version of DCIM Software

By Elizabeth Peichel | Jul 2, 2020
CEG DCIM

Set and Monitor Thresholds of Inlet Line Amps & Rack PDU Outlet Circuit Breaker Loads to Improve Data Center Uptime. Sunbird’s newest version of its Power IQ® Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software provides the information and controls you need to fully utilize your existing infrastructure resources while alerting you to trouble before it causes…

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[VIDEO] Lesser Known Row Airflow Management Best Practices

By Elizabeth Peichel | Jun 30, 2020
CEG Data Center Airflow Managment

When discussing airflow management at the Row level, many people quickly navigate to containment, and for good reason. In many ways, it is the most impactful solution that you can implement at this level. But as we’ve previously discussed, Row airflow management is more than just containment. There are other areas in the Row that need…

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New Tech News – Eaton Introduces Power Infrastructure Monitoring for SMBs

By Elizabeth Peichel | Jun 24, 2020
CEG Eaton Data Center Solutions

VPM Essential provides users with power management capabilities in a simplified interface for a competitive price. Earlier this spring, Eaton launched the newest version of its Visual Power Manager (VPM) software, VPM Essential. The new offering delivers the comprehensive remote power monitoring capabilities IT and data center professionals rely on in a self-installable, subscription-based license…

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New Tech News – Powerlok PDU from Upsite Technologies

By Elizabeth Peichel | Jun 18, 2020
CEG PDU for data center

Greater Reliability, Advanced Functionality and an Overall Higher Standard for Rack PDUs in Mission Critical Facilities Upsite Technologies is raising the standard of rack power distribution with the introduction of PowerLok®.  With automated soldering from line input to each receptacle, PowerLok eliminates all mechanical connections. This unique improvement makes it 270% less likely to fail…

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