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Industry Information

Industry Information

We’ve collected numerous news reports and white papers discussing various issues related to data centers.

Burr Computer Environments Inc.:

PDU Cables meeting the needs of BCEI

Government Studies Suggest:

Legacy data centers improve energy efficiency by addressing airflow problems

Data Center Air:

Cable grommets with nylon brushes significantly reduce bypass airflow

Data Center Contamination:

Limiting contamination by sealing under floor cable cutouts with brushed grommets

Best Practices Guide for Energy Efficient Data Center Design:

U.S. Department of Energy

National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 645.5:

NEC rules for underfloor power distribution for ITE equipment and room

2015 Study on Data Center Outages

Ponemon Institute, January 2016

2013 Study on Data Center Outages:

Ponemon Institute, September 2013

Extend the Life of Your Data Center:

Chatsworth Products, August 2013


UPS Battery Room Environment Critical Design Considerations:

Allen Wood, VP Data Center Division, Engineering Design Group 


How Much Energy Does the Internet Use:


Slab Versus Raised Floor:

Data Center Journal offers an enlightening review of the ongoing debate of slab versus raised floor data centers.  While there is growing interest in the slab design, 90% of existing data centers continue to utilize a raised floor.  Bottom line, choice comes down to data center requirements and often personal preference.  

2016 United States Energy Usage Report:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, data center energy usages is not keeping pace with storage capacity.  

Top 12 Ways to Decrease the Energy Consumption of your Data Center:

Energy Star

Common Requirements for the Safe Installation and Operation of Busways

Electrical and Product Safety Blogspot