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Reducing Control Room Turnover

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Process control, utilities and other industrial markets can experience high control room turnover, spending significant amounts of money and other resources on rehiring and training for intricate and often hazardous procedures.

 

24/7 operation can be rigorous, and according to a control room designer, furniture and ergonomics are often to blame for employee departure.

 

As organizations implement considerations for employee wellbeing, there are a number of features to incorporate to create a more operator and controller friendly environment:

 

Adjustable desks, monitor arms, and screens for height, distance and angle

Additional lightning capabilities

Speaker and sound tailoring

Advanced cable management

Unique temperature settings

Flexible sit-stand options

Accommodating ergonomic and pressure-relief seating

 

These elements are not only proven to increase job satisfaction and career length, but they also enhance workplace safety.

 

Designing and manufacturing for mission critical requirements for over 70 years, e-Systems Group has an established history of delivering custom configurations for command + control and security market segments that require highly customizable console solutions. e-Systems Group’s consoles are specifically designed for technology-intensive command + control room environments, along with security + surveillance applications.

 

Build your control room solution today. Contact us.

 

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The Benefits of Data Centers for Small Businesses

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If you are considering your own server closet on-site or exploring options at shared facilities, know there are numerous benefits for small businesses utilizing data centers for tasks like storage, processing, and data distribution.

 

Speed

Data centers, large and small, have dedicated high-speed internet and improved capabilities for data transmission across town or across the globe.

 

Reliability

Maintenance, monitoring, and uptime are significantly improved within data centers as part of their standard operating procedure and combined with expert support staff, whether on-location or remote.

 

Security

Individual server closets and colocation facilities can be outfitted with multiple levels of physical security, from guards to biometric locks. For cybersecurity, firewalls and private networks are also valuable.

 

Cost

Cabling, racking, and other infrastructure costs have, on the whole, decreased dramatically. In addition, cooling and containment technology as well as power solutions are more advanced than the previous generation – driving down energy usage and TCO.

 

Whether building a private data center within your premises or moving into a colocation facility, e-Systems Group is your one-stop data center shop. e-Systems Group has significant experience helping small businesses secure the data center benefits above and more.

 

Through e-Systems breadth of infrastructure products and services, it partners with its customers to assist in enabling them to deliver on their service requirements. Beyond offering advanced customized enclosures designed for cabling, thermal and economic efficiency, ESG constructs and installs containment solutions, provides consultative sales support on power configurations and other accessories required in the data center.  e-Systems also provides wireless tracking and auditing of DC assets, CFD analysis, installation services, and specialty cleaning to ensure an optimal environment for its customers.

 

Let’s Start Small. Contact us today.

 

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Your Score is In – Data Center Efficiency

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New requirements from ASHRAE are checking on data centers’ mechanical and electrical energy consumption and overall data center efficiency, moving beyond previous airflow and containment requirements.

 

What are the ranking factors?

 

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • On-site and off-site renewable energy resources
  • General innovation

 

ASHRAE will be rewarding data centers that implement new cooling technologies like computer room evaporative cooling and high-efficiency direct expansion systems. The organization will also be examining the efficiency of more traditional equipment, like computer room air conditioning units.

 

Looking for a higher score?

 

e-Systems Group is a leading provider of both enclosures technical products such as power strips (PDUs). Our cabinets and power systems are tailored to meet each client's needs and provide unbeatable performance in the data center and beyond.

 

Our industry leading monitoring and cooling solutions increase data center efficiencies and make ASHRAE compliance easier than ever before. Our technology experts are in-house personnel who help you to design and chose the right solution to integrate with your existing and new enclosures, consoles, or other equipment.

 

Contact us to better manage your mechanical and electrical equipment.

 

Visit EZIBLANK to learn more.

Out of this World: Data Centers in Space

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A Los Angeles company believes that outer space is well-suited to house its data centers and was recently awarded a U.S. patent to get started on a data center in space.

 

Cloud Constellation Corp. is preparing the necessary telecom, architecture and other equipment to send a data center into low-Earth orbit. They believe that this will help international data transmission, particularly for large organizations and governments.

 

Citing insecurities, slowness, and legality as issues with terrestrial data centers, the company is building eight satellites to begin testing in 2018.

 

Ready for Launch?

 

In case you’re not ready to leave the planet, e-Systems Group can provide space-age solutions right here on Earth.

 

e-Systems is exclusively dedicated to mission critical support and helping facilities maintain 100% uptime while lowering the cost of operation. Through e-Systems breadth of infrastructure products and services, it partners with its customers to assist in enabling them to deliver on their service requirements.

 

Beyond offering advanced customized enclosures designed for cabling, thermal and economic efficiency, it constructs and installs containment solutions, provides consultative sales support on power configurations and other accessories required in the data center. e-Systems also provides integrated DCIM packages, wireless tracking and auditing of DC assets, CFD analysis, installation services, and specialty cleaning to ensure an optimal environment for its customers.

 

Enhance your data center atmosphere: contact us today.

 

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Denmark is for Data Centers – Best Countries for Data Centers

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Denmark is being touted by numerous international sources as the ideal locations for hyperscale data center facilities.

 

Hvorfor? (Why?)

 

• 99.997% power grid uptime

• Low latency in the Nordic region

• Superior fiber connectivity

• 100% renewable energy sources

• Free air cooling potential due to cool climate

• Competitive energy pricing

• Fastest construction permit processing in Europe

• Heat repurposed for civilian use via government program

• Shares border with large German market

• Massive real estate sites available

• Political, economic, environmental stability and security

 

Not ready to relocate?

 

e-Systems Group will give your data center the Danish treatment.

 

Through e-Systems breadth of infrastructure products and services, it partners with its customers to assist in enabling them to deliver on their service requirements. Beyond offering advanced customized enclosures designed for cabling, thermal and economic efficiency, ESG constructs and installs containment solutions, provides consultative sales support on power configurations and other accessories required in the data center. e-Systems also provides integrated DCIM packages, wireless tracking and auditing of DC assets, CFD analysis, installation services, and specialty cleaning to ensure an optimal environment for its customers.

 

Contact us today to learn more.

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75% More Stable Data Center Temperature

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A 2015 IDC Solutions study at a telecommunication facility in Australia demonstrated that retrofitting with EziBlank brushes and blanking panels reduced temperature fluctuation by 75%.

 

Despite energy efficiency being cited as a top priority for data center managers, there is much concern about cost and downtime for actually making improvements and changes.

 

In the above study, detailed before and after figures were presented using noninvasive power monitoring combined with measurements for air pressure and temperature.

 

As a result of the installation, focused cooling was improved, hot air contamination was decreased, and data center temperature stability and fan load were improved by 75% - all contributing to lower energy usage and, therefore, lower costs.

 

EziBlank solution is affordable as well as quick and easy to install, alleviating concerns for cost. In addition, they can be placed with zero downtime or service interruption.

 

So, let’s make it Ezi – contact us or purchase online today.

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Quantum Air Tile White Paper: Product Efficacy Review

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A group of third-party researches and scholars recently conducted a two-part study testing the effectiveness of the Quantum Air Tile compared to several other data center perforated tiles in both a single-rack situation and an entire row.

 

Not only were directional air tiles proven to be a reliable method of decreasing temperature and airflow leakage but Quantum illustrated the most efficiency and least air resistance.

 

Scope: Recently, the performance of Quantum Air Tile™ was tested in two studies [1,2] conducted by the Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2), an NSF Industry-University Collaborative Research Center at Binghamton University. The study focuses on experimental characterization of the airflow patterns after different types of perforated floor tiles for data centers. A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model is then used to study the supplied airflow by this tiles in rack level. Finally, the impact of tile design on the thermal performance of IT equipment in open and enclosed aisles is investigated. The tile was donated to ES2 by e-Systems Group, headquartered in Binghamton.

 

Approach: To test the airflow of the perforated tile experimentally, a Quantum tile was placed in to ES2 unique tile research setup (see Fig. 1). The experimental setup is designed to simulate the real conditions inside the raised floor of a data center. The smoke visualization test is implemented to show the direction of airflow above the tile. Furthermore, detailed model of the tile is built and implemented in a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model of the experimental setup. The accuracy of CFD results is validated by the experimental measurements. Furthermore, the performance of the tile for supplying air to an adjacent rack is presented. Finally, the impact of tile design on inlet air temperature of IT equipment in open and contained aisles is investigated and compared.

 

Download the entire air tile white paper here: e-Systems & CFS Quantum Tile White Paper

ASHRAE 90.4 – What You Need to Know

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ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refridgerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, has updated its standards on data center energy efficiency.

 

For several years, 90.4 had been in development, hammering out guidelines on “design, construction, operation, and maintenance” both on and off site for data centers.

 

ASHRAE 90.4 differentiates “critical aspects and risks” between data center facilities and standard building. The standard also takes into account varying global climate zones. The goal is to decrease energy consumption of data centers, especially through containment.

 

How can e-Systems Group help?

 

e-Systems Group provides enclosures, thermal management systems, CFD analysis and airflow solutions to improve the efficiency and lower the costs of the data center. Simple solutions such as blanking unused rack space to using the proper racking along with the proper placement of perforated tiles can be a starting point to improving thermal management.  Physical and virtual containment systems are available to increase lower cooling costs as well.

 

By containing and directing hot air, our containment solutions deliver significant cost savings while improving the long-term reliability of mission critical IT equipment. We can protect your assets and help you comply with ASHRAE standards with the most effective thermal management technologies that optimize your cooling systems.

 

Beat the summer heat early – contact us now for exclusive money-saving offers in line with ASHRAE requirements.

 

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Explosive: Data Center in Iceland Powered by Volcanoes

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Situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is home to over 100 active and inactive volcanoes. An Icelandic facility harnesses geothermal power from volcanoes in the region to power a large data center operation that services clients in both Europe and the United States.

 

In fact, much of Icelandic data center power originates from geothermal resources. It is both plentiful and inexpensive, with price stability for up to 20 years. Most facilities have been assessed by risk management specialists and are safely out of range of volcanic activity and the resulting ash.

 

Whether using volcanic power or utilizing a basic electrical grid, e-Systems Group is a leading data center provider of technical products such as power strips (PDUs), monitoring equipment, and DCiM systems.

 

Our PDUs are tailored to meet each client's needs and provide unbeatable performance in the data center while lowering costs of operation. Our industry leading monitoring and cooling solutions increase data center efficiencies and make going green easier than ever before.

 

Our technology experts are in-house personnel who help you to design and chose the right PDU solution to integrate with your existing and new enclosures, consoles, or other equipment. We work with industry-leading suppliers of critical power in rack-level PDUs along with on-line 1 and 3 phase double conversion UPS.

 

Before your energy bill erupts this summer, contact us about our power management solutions.

 

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Looking for Roommate: The Benefits of a Multi-Tenant Data Center

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Whether you’re considering leasing or looking to reaffirm your location choice, there are a number of benefits to a multi-tenant data center facility. From Cloud to COLO, organizations are option to share space with others.

 

Collective facilities with shared raised-flooring, power, and cooling are becoming more and more popular with massive acquisitions for builds across the United States.

 

What’s the Appeal?

 

According to a recent article by Datacenter Knowledge, MTDC (multi-tenant data centers) as hosts provide the opportunity for their clients to accelerate beyond what they might have been capable of as standalone organizations while simultaneously lowering total cost of ownership.

 

The notable benefits included:

 

• Increased flexibility in build and equipment as a result of outsourcing infrastructure

• Greater reliability in power and cooling

• Reduced latency and expanded processing power

• Enhanced security

• Cost savings from shared efficiency

 

 

e-Systems Group offers numerous solutions for MTDC as well as smaller-scale operations.  Having innovative cabinets that are both price competitive to the imported enclosures but wholly made in America, e-Systems has a quality rack to fit all offsite requirements.  With more than 30 years of experience in the ata center industry, e-Systems Group is more than familiar with sensitive IT environments. Whether maintaining 24/7 uptime, connecting to multiple  sites across the globe, or controlling physical access with advanced security systems, ESG understands data center and server closet design and function. We will work with your team to build racks, create consoles, and provide services that maximize efficiency, space, comfort, and ease-of-use. We create enclosure systems to meet site-specific requirements.

 

To learn more, visit our website or contact us today.

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