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DEFINITION: Standby power is electrical power that a device consumes when not in present use, but plugged in to a source of power and ready to be used. Standby power consumption is the amount of such power that is used even though the power drainage is not apparent. The terms apply to appliances such as television sets, computers, computer peripherals, and various other devices, including those that use battery  … 
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RMI: Reduce Data Center Power Consumption through Better Engineering
sponsored by Brocade
JOURNAL ARTICLE: Companies need to reduce data center power consumption through better engineering.
Posted: 08 May 2007 | Published: 26 Mar 2007

Brocade

Data Center Energy Efficiency Hinges on Utilization, Not Applications
sponsored by Brocade
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Any machine using more cycles is going to use more power, assuming that the machine has some throttling mechanism to slow down when it's not being used, which most of the PCs and even the mainframe have.
Posted: 08 May 2007 | Published: 25 Apr 2007

Brocade

Data Center Energy Efficiency and Productivity
sponsored by Uptime Institute, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Power and cooling expenses within the data center have begun to skyrocket. Hardware vendors are working to make more energy efficient equipment available, but companies cannot afford to wait. Learn about 5 steps that can decrease power consumption ...
Posted: 09 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Uptime Institute, Inc.

Architecting the Green Data Center
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WEBCAST: Simple changes to the structure of your data center network can vastly improve the utilization of your energy resources.
Posted: 12 Dec 2006 | Premiered: Jan 16, 2007, 12:00 EST (17:00 GMT)

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Guidelines for Specification of Data Center Power Density
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Specifying data center density has yet to conform to an established standard within the industry. This paper describes the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of power and cooling infrastructure for data centers.
Posted: 30 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

APC by Schneider Electric

The Seven Types of Power Problems
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will describe the most common types of power disturbances, what can cause them, what they can do to your critical equipment, and how to safeguard your equipment, using the IEEE standards for describing power quality problems.
Posted: 14 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Dec 2005

APC by Schneider Electric

Essential Rack System Requirements for Next Generation Data Centers
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents a categorized and prioritized collection of rack system challenges and requirements as obtained through systematic user interviews.
Posted: 13 Jan 2005 | Published: 01 Feb 2005

APC by Schneider Electric

Rack Powering Options for Data Centers and Network Rooms
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Methods and requirements for providing electrical power to Rack Enclosures for Information Technology Equipment are described. The need for the rack power system to adapt to changing requirements is identified and quantified.
Posted: 31 Oct 2002 | Published: 01 Feb 2003

APC by Schneider Electric
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POWER SUPPLIES DEFINITION (continued): …  chargers. Standby power is expressed in watts (W).An increasing number and variety of consumer devices incorporate standby features. Often a device is in standby mode when the consumer thinks it is completely powered-down. Placing the power switch in the OFF position does not guarantee that a device consumes no power. The only way an everyday consumer can be sure a device is not drawing power is to unplug it from the utility outlet.Standby power, over time, adds to the energy expense incurred by a household or business. Consider a home with the following appliances in standby operation: two television … 
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