Jun 14 2012
Data Center

Power Jam: What Optimized Power and Cooling Can Do for You

Finding efficiencies in power and cooling is a top priority for organizations looking to optimize their infrastructure.

Designed to deliver maximum battery runtime in a sliver of space, the Powerware 9355 20000 VA Power Array can fit just about anywhere. At just 12 by 33 inches, including the batteries, the 9355's small footprint makes it the perfect size for slipping next to a desk or between other pieces of equipment in a crowded environment.

Like several other power arrays on the market, the 9355 isolates sensitive equipment from the downside of commercial utility power — outages, spikes and brownouts, for example — but unlike its competitors, the 9355 focuses on supporting equipment for long periods of time instead of just short cutovers. Using three-stage charging technology to increase battery life, Powerware claims runtime triple that of comparable systems. That extended runtime gives a generator time to kick on, and even allows operators sufficient time to gracefully shut down their equipment, if necessary. For sites that need more juice, Extended Battery Modules (EBMs) can be added to increase runtime by two hours. Enterprises that need additional capacity or redundancy can also take advantage of Powerware's Hot Sync technology to run the unit in a parallel configuration.

With a total harmonic input distortion below 5 percent, the 9355 is generator-compatible. It's also designed to transfer the maximum amount of power from the source to the load, ensuring that equipment receives the clean, conditioned, reliable power it needs to avoid malfunctions or damage. This makes it ideal for organizations that need to protect expensive or highly sensitive equipment. Plus, given its high outlet power factor (0.9), the 9355 can provide juice to more devices than competitors of similar size.


Power and Cooling By The Numbers

$60 billion The amount U.S. small businesses spend annually on energy



191 billion kilowatt-hours The amount of energy that companies will save by 2015 through the use of PC and server power management software

SOURCE: Pike Research


45% The percentage of IT executives who say they have unexpectedly run out of space, power or cooling in their data storage systems

SOURCE: Business Performance Management Forum



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