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The Future Of Data Center Critical Power - GP100 eBook

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GE Critical Power’s new GP100 Power Supply: Balanced Power. Unparalleled Density. 3-Phase Power. 1RU.

Does energy use in your data center keep you up at night? It should.

Your customers rely on you to keep networks flowing and transactions moving 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Your data center can’t afford not to be highly reliable and energy efficient. It’s a tall order. And one we don’t take lightly.

Never Balance a Load Again. At GE Critical Power, we understand the issues your data center faces. Chief among these is the burden of balancing the load on the AC grid. Not only does this require a vast amount of resources, but it can add operational costs and the need for additional equipment. Enter the GP100, an innovative new technology that powers the future success of mission critical data centers, telecommunications and supercomputing industries by eliminating single-phase balancing issues and ensuring electrical phases grow in equal increments.

More Power. Less Space. GP100 is also extremely compact: four times smaller than competing products on the market today.

The most efficient, most compact, and first 3-Phase 1RU Power Supply for 19" Rack Mount Applications Ever Created. Great Power, Great Performance, Great Innovation, Great Reliability and Great Value. All from the engineers and experienced design teams at GE Critical Power.

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The Future Of Data Center Critical Power - GP100 eBook

  1. 1. The Future of DATA CENTER CRITICAL POWER
  2. 2. It should. DOES ENERGY USE IN YOUR DATA CENTER KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?
  3. 3. Your customers rely on you to keep networks flowing and transactions moving 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Your data center can’t afford not to be highly reliable and energy efficient. It’s a tall order. And one we don’t take lightly. At GE Critical Power, we understand the issues your data center faces. Chief among these is the burden of balancing the load on the AC grid. Not only does this require a vast amount of resources, but it can add operational costs and the need for additional equipment. The Future of Data Center Critical PowerIntroduction 3
  4. 4. In the coming chapters, we’ll examine the core challenges, from balancing the load and gaining eYciencies, to density, power supplies and footprint limitations. We’ll look at the options and introduce the reality of a new technology that powers the future success of mission critical data centers, telecommunications and supercomputing industries. The Future of Data Center Critical PowerIntroduction 4
  5. 5. CHAPTER ONE: the rise of power
  6. 6. Add up rising electricity prices, the con- stant need for additional hardware and annual power costs of $60 billion and it’s obvious that while the industry is poised for incredible growth, it also faces some critical challenges. Data centers’ power usage effectiveness (PUE) ratings have remained largely static over the past four years. According to The Uptime Institute, from 2011 to 2014 average PUE has fluctuated between 1.67 and 1.89. 2011 2014 1.67 1.89 The Rise of PowerChapter 1 6
  7. 7. A Digital Reality Trust survey showed that the average power load among companies surveyed increased from 2.1 megawatts to 2.6 megawatts in just two years. 2.1 2.6 2 year megawatt increase According to a report by the NRDC, U.S. data centers devoured an estimated 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2013, and annual consumption is projected to increase by roughly 47 billion kilowatt-hours by 2020 47billion kilowatt-hours projected by 2020 The Rise of PowerChapter 1 7
  8. 8. Data center traffic will increase almost Data centers have some work to do if they are going to keep up with growth in the industry, without losing a vast percentage of energy and letting profits get trampled by rising costs. The first step towards making positive strides is to understand the mission critical challenges the industry faces. annually to 7.7 zettabytes by 2017 30 8The Rise of PowerChapter 1
  9. 9. CHAPTER TWO: data center challenges
  10. 10. EYciency In data centers, efficiency improvements are a necessity. According to The Data Center Journal, many data centers only use 10 to 15 percent of supplied electricity to power servers that are per- forming actual computations. The rest is used for cooling and conversion, as well as to keep servers idling and ready in case of a surge in activity that could slow or crash operations. Traditionally, eYciency has been measured in an X to Y equation (AC to DC eYciency). According to data centers, this traditional way of measuring eYciency is not the only factor that can help increase eYciencies inside their facilities. There are other ineYciencies in the load that pose problems on the electrical grid. The challenge here is to look deeper: How is the AC feed coming into the data center consumed? How are power supplies being maintained? Answering these questions will provide opportunities to realize further improvements. It’s a model that makes sense: addressing server ineYciencies causes a positive ripple effect throughout a data center. According to Emerson Network Power’s Energy Logic model, one watt of power saved at the server level can generate as much as 2.84 watts of savings along the entire data center power chain. Data Center ChallengesChapter 2 10 15% 85% Computation Cooling, Conversion, Idling & Surge Protection
  11. 11. If a power supply could equally distribute a data center’s power demands, less stress would be placed on the equipment, which would also decrease utility costs. Not only does maintaining a balanced load take a big percentage of a data center’s budget, but it can be a significant burden to engi- neers and often takes a majority amount of their time. Therefore, a balanced load is a key factor in a data center’s eYciency and PUE. In the end, the challenges haven’t changed: EYciency and balance are still mission critical. Balance Entire teams are dedicated to monitoring the AC loads in data centers. These teams monitor and then report on the load to the AC grid, constantly working to balance the loads across multiple boards and power supplies. Data Center ChallengesChapter 2 11
  12. 12. CHAPTER THREE: there’s a better way
  13. 13. We Understand Your Challenges In the past 25 years, demand for data center storage capacity and power has skyrocketed. GE Critical Power understands the chal- lenges you face with telecommunications, data center and supercomputing applica- tions to meet this demand, not the least of which are balancing the load and maximizing eYciency. There is also the need for maximizing capacity and the desire to remain on the cutting edge of technology. You need to protect against downtime and work towards the highest possible PUE. The ability to provide cooling when necessary and adapt to rising power needs also rank high on the list. 13There’s a Better WayChapter 3
  14. 14. Let’s Talk Power Supplies You need a power supply that can meet all of these challenges. With the explosion of data center traYc and rising power costs, rack space in data centers is at an all-time premium. That means data centers can’t afford not to use rectifiers with the highest available power density. Single-phase rectifiers take up less space, but using single-phase power supplies means tying up your engineering team’s time balancing the AC load. And while 3-phase rectifiers have been around for a long time, their size has kept them from being a solid solution. If you’re filling your racks with power supplies, you’re losing money. 14There’s a Better WayChapter 3
  15. 15. There’s a Better WayChapter 3 15 What If You Never Had to Balance a Load Again? What if your power supply could eVectively remove the need for all the engineering eVort it takes to constantly monitor and balance the load on the AC grid? What if you could untie their hands so they can spend more time developing and implementing new architectures and tech- nologies to improve and streamline your data center operations? What if you could remove the need for all that manpower just to keep the system’s power in harmony?
  16. 16. There’s a Better WayChapter 3 16 More Power in the Same Space What if your data center could deliver more power in the same amount of space – or better still, in less space – without having to worry about increasing your footprint? If you could deliver unparalleled density in a transformerless design, would your data center be more energy efficient? Balanced Load. Unparalleled Density. Introducing the new GP100. More Power in the Same Space What if your data center could deliver more power in the same amount of space – or better still, in less space – without having to worry about increasing your footprint? If you could deliver unparalleled density in a transformerless design, would your data center be more energy eYcient? Balanced Load. Unparalleled Density. Introducing the new GP100.
  17. 17. GP100 6kW 3-phase to 48Vdc for Telecom & Datacom Applications GP100M (OEM Embedded) GP100R (DC Systems) There’s a Better WayChapter 3 17
  18. 18. CHAPTER FOUR: with great power comes great innovation
  19. 19. 3-Phase Power. 1RU. At GE, we solve problems by designing revolutionary products that address mission critical issues. Finding advanced solutions requires the constant reinvention of technology. Today, that solution is GE Critical Power’s new GP100. The most innovative, compact and energy eYcient power supply ever created for 19" rack mount applications. Balanced Load. Unparalleled Density. GP100 features a power capacity of 6kW and takes up less than half the space required to install similar products. Plus, the GP100’s transformerless, 3-phase design balances the load on the AC grid, effectively elimi- nating the need for a transformer or PDU. Imagine never having to balance a load again. With the GP100, it’s a reality. 26With Great Power Comes Great InnovationChapter 4 19 GP100 7.975" W 17.53" D 1.69" H
  20. 20. CHAPTER FIVE: with great power comes great performance
  21. 21. Current high power solutions require expansive footprints and provide limited power density. In a survey of 1,100 data centers, The Uptime Institute found that the average power density is 8.5kW per RU. The GP100’s breakthrough design oVers the highest power-to-size conversion technology — It’s four times smaller than competing 3-phase products. Two GP100s can also be mounted together in 1RU, enabling GE to provide an industry-leading power density of 12kW per 1RU, making the GP100 the highest density 3-phase power supply for 19" rack mount applications available today. The GP100 can also be grouped into systems ranging from 12kW to 432kW. These high-density packages provide eYcient, 3-phase power supplies to applications with limited space requirements, such as power bays and cabinets, making them a much more robust option than traditional single-phase power supplies. 2621With Great Power Comes Great PerformanceChapter 5 4X The new GP100 is four times smaller than competing 3-phase products on the market today
  22. 22. CHAPTER SIX: with great power comes great value
  23. 23. GP100 helps eliminate single-phase balanc- ing issues as power requirements grow by ensuring that electrical phases grow in equal increments. Its 3-phase power equally distributes your power demands, placing less stress on your equipment and decreasing utility costs. With an energy conversion eYciency of up to 96.5 percent, the GP100 line provides both operational cost savings and improved total cost of ownership. The GP100’s transformerless design reduces the need for these conversions, minimizing power consumption, improving eYciency and lowering costs. Cooling requirements are also likely reduced as additional equipment becomes less necessary. 23With Great Power Comes Great ValueChapter 6 Engineers spend more time maximizing capacity, eYciency and technology Engineers spend less time and money managing energy loss In a 10-megawatt data center, an average of three percent power intake is lost when trans- forming from 3-phase to single-phase power Lost Power Intake 3%
  24. 24. CHAPTER SEVEN: with great power comes great reliability
  25. 25. Collectively, downtime is costing companies $26.5 billion in revenue each year. Any way you look at it, the numbers are staggering. The GP100 line breaks new ground with its advanced diagnostics and firmware updates. Remote diagnostic capability means increased agility, improved reliability and better protection against downtime. And the entire GP100 line is designed for durability in harsh environments and extreme temperatures. That means more flexibility for your operation. of 200 data center managers reported downtime costs exceeded $50K per hour. 25% reported costs exceeding $500K per hour. Every minute of downtime equals lost revenue. According to Dunn & Bradstreet, 59% of Fortune 500 companies experience at least 1.6 hours of downtime every week, translating into more than $46 million lost to downtime each year. Organizations with revenue models dependent on a data center’s ability to deliver IT and networking services to customers (such as telecommunications and e-commerce) and those that deal with large amounts of secure data (defense contractors and financial institutions) suffer the greatest losses; among these industries, the highest cost of a single downtime event tops more than $1.7 million. A USA Today survey of 200 data center managers reported that 80% found their downtime costs exceeded $50,000 per hour. For more than 25%, downtime cost exceeded $500,000 per hour. And according to a 2014 Ponemon Institute study of US data centers, the average cost of an unplanned data center outage was slightly more than $7,900 per minute. 25With Great Power Comes Great ReliabilityChapter 7 80%
  26. 26. CHAPTER EIGHT: transforming industries
  27. 27. The GPS4830 Power System provides the same advanced diagnostics and time-tested GPS distribution panels in a 24x24 footprint for maximum eYciency and density. GPS4830 supports both centralized and distributed sys- tem architectures, oVering a 480V, 3-phase power supply with multiple AC input options and a 480V AC input Delta or Wye phase input. Custom configurations are also available. Transforming IndustriesChapter 8 27 gps4830 Power System Watch the GP100 Video on YouTube or Slideshare YouTube: http://bit.ly/1dcPdgz SlideShare: http://bit.ly/1cw8vNj
  28. 28. Transforming Industries 28Chapter 8 1 Data Centers & Telecom Power Telecommunications is arguably the world’s largest and most evolving industry. The GP100 offers the high endurance, reliability and density required to transmit critical information across networks powering everything from mobile internet to cloud computing applications.
  29. 29. Transforming Industries 29Chapter 8 2 Cable TV Equipment A high functioning data center is an indis- pensable requirement for Cable TV service. Designed for durability, the GP100 line stands up to harsh environments, including extreme temperatures.
  30. 30. Transforming Industries 30Chapter 8 3 Wireless Cellular Base Stations The future of business is mobile. Pack more power into less space with the industry’s most compact, most eYcient power conversion technology.
  31. 31. Transforming Industries 31Chapter 8 4 Broadcast Transmitters Audio broadcast equipment requires agile systems health monitoring with no downtime. The industry-leading GP100 offers advanced diagnostics and firmware updates.
  32. 32. Transforming Industries 32Chapter 8 5 Industrial Applications Industrial manufacturers rely on consistent performance to maintain productivity and quality standards. The GP100 is the most powerful, reliable and efficient rectifier solution for critical laser, welding, robotics, manufacturing and printing applications.
  33. 33. Reach new levels of power and density with GE Critical Power’s new GP100: the most compact, eYcient, 3-phase power supply for 19" rack mount applications available in the market today. Increase PUE and maximize operations and technology in your data center. Untie the hands of your data center’s engineers. Get more power in less space. And never balance a load again. CONCLUSION
  34. 34. DEA-621, Rev. 06/2015 © 2015 General Electric Company. All International Rights Reserved. The GE Monogram, imagination at work, and all other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks, unless otherwise noted, are owned or licensed by the General Electric Company or its subsidiaries. The contents of this document are the property of General Electric Company. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, except as permitted in written license agreement with General Electric Company. The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. All values are design or typical values when measured under laboratory conditions. www.GECriticalPower.com Call us at: Toll-Free: 877 546 3243 Local: 972 244 9288 info.criticalpower@ge.com Connect with us on Social Media

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