The "Systems" Approach to UPS

American Power Conversion, West Kingston, R.I., has announced PowerStruXure, a patent-pending, systematic approach to building data-center infrastructure that allows for a "pay-as-you-grow" scenario. The new approach is intended to simplify the design, building and management of data center infrastructure, allowing capacity to be purchased and installed when needed via simple "building blocks.

06/01/2002


American Power Conversion , West Kingston, R.I., has announced PowerStruXure, a patent-pending, systematic approach to building data-center infrastructure that allows for a "pay-as-you-grow" scenario. The new approach is intended to simplify the design, building and management of data center infrastructure, allowing capacity to be purchased and installed when needed via simple "building blocks."

The rack-based design allows for the purchasing of equipment that coincides with the current data center need, thereby leading to reduced capital investment and faster deployment. Scaling the system for future needs is fast, simple and affordable.

The system utilizes an information controller that creates its own private network and aggregates back to a centralized location. Data center managers can then manage the entire system from a single web-based interface, which integrates with most major building management systems.

The three initial core solutions that comprise PowerStruXure are a modular, scalable, N+1 redundant uninterruptible power supply; zoned, intelligent power distribution; and a next-generation rack enclosure. The adaptability of the architecture allows for a variation between a zoned or centralized design based on the application of the project.

From Pure Power, Summer 2002.





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