Several years ago just talking about 3-Phase power distribution at the equipment cabinet would have brought laughs and looks of amazement from your fellow data center employees. Today, there are several simple facts within the data center environment that have created demand for 3- Phase power in the equipment cabinet.
IT equipment comes standard with universal power supplies that take a wide range of input power and can commonly support 208V/230V power.
High density computing with increased server implementations, greater equipment densities, increased power demands, cost reduction initiatives, green directives and redundancy are driving the demand for 3-Phase power in the data center equipment cabinet.
This paper will explore 3-Phase power, how it works, why it is more efficient and many other advantages it provides to the data center.