Starting from the example of Dublin overtaking London as Europe’s largest data centre cluster, we analize why modular uninterruptible power supplies are key to powering this processing revolution.
Technology giants such as Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are always demanding more energy, and this growth is putting pressure on electricity supply in the countries that host them.
If we consider that these large facilities can use 30 GWh of electricity a year, beside from technological developments that delivered efficiency improvements in areas such as cooling, modular uninterruptible power supplies Riello UPS allow energy-saving success.
UPS are found in every Data Centre. They help ensure a continuous supply of electricity, promoting uptime and availability. But they obviously require electricity themselves to operate.
MAKE THE MOVE: modular solutions, such as the Multi Power (MPW) Riello UPS, are increasingly popular in Data Centres.
What are the efficiency benefits of modular UPS?
Traditional UPS systems have been sizeable static towers, but modern modular configurations deliver performance with improved efficiency.
Units such as the award-winning Multi Power Riello UPS are transformer-free and they minimise the risk of oversizing at initial installation, so reducing wasted energy. While by adding in extra power modules when required, they offer operators scalability.
Another advantage of modular power supplies is they offer higher power density, so can deliver the same power in a smaller footprint: operators can use the extra floor space to cram in lucrative server racks, increasing their revenues or they could even add battery blocks to participate in energy storage and incentive schemes such as demand side response.