How to cost-effectively achieve flexibility in your data center

Be able to accommodate new technology, wisely manage space and allow for growth.
1. Choosing the right UPS. Consider:
a. Thermal management. Some UPSs now provide the flexibility of both front-to-back and front-to-top air flows, which allows flexible floor placement options including end of row, or against the wall.
b. Power systems that can accommodate either raised floor or overhead-wired installations.
c. Modular scalability. Advanced UPSs now allow you to add capacity in 50 kW freeing you from buying more capacity than needed upfront.
2. Efficient, flexible, scalable containment.
Top-quality containment products give data center managers the freedom to choose row or rack-level, hot- or cold-aisle and can support multiple rack options as well as standalone hardware.
3. Flexible power distribution.
Busways make the addition or relocation of cords fast, easy and less costly. It also reduces the number of panel boards required for IT racks, reducing or eliminating RPPs.
4. Intelligent, logical and complete power management
Software protects workloads flexibly, and can initiate system shutdown during power outages. During extended utility interruptions, next-generation power management solutions can protect unsaved work and preserve data integrity by shutting down affected servers and network devices both automatically and gracefully.