Edge Distributed Data Center Power Architecture
Your Bottom Line. Transformed.
In a data center, power efficiency and density are crucial. Imagine the ability to achieve significantly increased processing capability from modern high-density servers for just a small increase in power consumption. The impact could be significant in terms of efficiency and operating power costs.
Our Edge distributed data center power architecture helps achieve just that. The power architecture is able to meet the demands of today’s (and future) data centers by providing high power density in a modular solution that can grow with a data centers’ computing needs.
Factor in the reduced number of power conversion steps this power architecture uses – and the associated improvements in power efficiency it provides – and you have a single solution capable of helping you reduce your data center power costs, improve white space utilization, and transform your bottom line.
The highly-reliable Edge distributed data center power architecture provides a cost-effective solution to backup power needs in data centers by utilizing compact DC power supplies mounted inside – on the side (vertically) – of each frame. Each power train is fed from a three-phase, 480-volts AC source and converts the power to 48-volts DC inside the enclosure for battery reserve (which is also housed in the system). With the Edge power architecture, rectifiers and batteries are hot-swappable and self-configure.
The Edge power architecture can be implemented in full, dual N+N-redundant or single N+1-redundant configurations. The diagram above illustrates the dual N+N variant of the architecture, which features full dual-redundancy of the power trains – including rectifiers, batteries, controllers and dual, separate 480-volt AC utility feeds. In comparison, the N+1 redundancy architecture features a single AC utility feed with an N+1 rectifier configuration.