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Strategies for Deploying Blade Servers in Existing Data Centers


The installation of blade servers - which drastically increase the electrical power used per rack and heat generated per rack - into an existing data center is guaranteed to stress existing power and cooling systems. To use blade servers, the power and cooling infrastructure in a data center must be upgraded, or the blade server loads must be spread out over multiple racks. Compounding this problem, operational data centers typically cannot be shut down to perform installations and upgrades.


Learn about five methods to deploy blade servers and avoid these common pitfalls. This paper provides guidelines for determining the appropriate power and cooling strategy, based on the needs and constraints of a specific installation.


Neil Rasmussen Founder and the Chief Technical Officer, American Power Conversion Neil Rasmussen is a founder and the Chief Technical Officer of American Power Conversion. At APC, Neil directs the world's largest R&D budget devoted to Power, Cooling, and Rack infrastructure for critical networks, with principal product development centers in Massachusetts, Missouri, Denmark, Rhode Island, Taiwan, and Ireland. Neil is currently leading the effort at APC to develop modular scalable data center solutions.
Schneider Electric
10 Jul 2009
01 Jan 2005
14 Page(s)
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