Data Center 101: Power

Data Center 101: Data Center Power

Sept. 5, 2018
Part of Data Center Frontier's Data Center 101 series, this report provides an introduction to data center power options to suit all of your customers’ needs.

The Data Center 101: Data Center Power report, brought to you in partnership with Open Spectrum, is part of the Data Center Frontier Data Center 101 Special Report series.

This entry, part of a group of 14 reports that cover the ins and outs of the data center industry, covers the different data center power options available today.

Have you ever struggled to describe in layman’s terms how to meet your client’s needs, or wasn’t quite sure how to describe how kVA differs from kW? This Data Center 101 report is here to help. The white paper starts off with a description of kVA and kW, their relationship, how they differ, and more. Next up is a description of grounding wires and their purposes in data centers, followed by a breakdown of different power configuration options.

After studying the Data Center 101: Data Center Power report, you should:

  • Be able to accurately describe how kVA differs from kW, describe how single-phase and threephase circuits differ, and describe how these and other elements work together to deliver power to racks
  • Be able to calculate PUE and describe how it applies to infrastructure buyers
  • Describe in layman’s terms what clients mean when they state their technical needs, as well as what solutions will or will not serve them appropriately

Just joining the industry or need to brush up on Data Center basics? See additional entries in our Data Center 101 Special Report Series, which covers topics like data center design, types, power, negotiating data center contracts and more.