Reliability, Stability and Longevity is Everything in Edge Computing

If your organization is in the planning stages of a modular data center project, chances are your Data Center Manager is overwhelmed evaluating product marketing, rhetoric and sales fluff from MDC competitors.  With the modular data center market looking to explode in growth over the next several years, it is no wonder more companies are entering the space creating a fog of information that can be frustrating to understand and disseminate the pros and cons within the competition.

In edge computi ng environments, reliability, stability and longevity is everything and the stakeholders are restless looking to maximize ROI for real estate holdings and space utilization in operational physical plants. This is where Edge Mission Critical Systems comes into play.  EdgeMCS is a formal consortium of best-in-class manufactures and service providers organized under one roof serving as your single point of contact and one-stop-shop for modular data center projects.  We will save you significant time and money by speaking a language that everyone can understand by providing consulting on any aspect of your data center project whether you are comparing existing modular data center offerings or designing your own or planning for future projects.

Vetting and interacting with multiple vendors and engineers is a very time consuming and expensive process. By relying on EdgeMCS as your single point of contact, streamlined processes are put into place with the critical project management skills necessary of highly credentialed and industry recognized talent that will keep things on time and under budget. Maximizing ROI is the name of game.  Contact EdgeMCS for more information on bringing a customized or preconfigured modular data center solution to meet your organization’s specific needs.

Edge MCS Teams Up with Rittal, Data Centers Built for Extreme Environments

Edge MCS is partnering with Rittal Corporation for enclosures, racking and cooling products to create prefabricated modular data center solutions.  Our scalable, turnkey modular data center built of lightweight concrete structures are designed for edge network applications and stand up to the most extreme environmental conditions.  We are proud to be teaming up with the highly recognized Rittal brand for racking and climate control components within our product known as the Binary Bunker.  Maintaining correct ambient and enclosure temperature is vital for our customers and Rittal offers a complete range of solutions to meet all our needs. Full article published at the Rittal Enclosure Blog here and on Mission Critical.

Go Green and Energy Efficient in Data Centers

Creating sustainable, energy efficient data centers can be challenging especially when demand is growing at such a rapid rate.  However, this past January the federal government is doing its’ share in setting goals to reduce federal agency data center usage by passing the Energy Efficient Government Technology Act (HR 306). The hope is by the year 2020 more than $5 billion will be saved in energy costs.  The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2016 report finds that close to 2% of energy usage is consumed by data centers. They intend to evaluate what IT best practices the federal government is adopting as well as considering additional “green” initiatives that, no doubt, would be good for the planet.

Best practices for agencies to meet the goals of the Energy Efficient Government Technology Act such as seen below will set the stage for them to be on par with the public sector.

  • Move activities to the public cloud if possible
  • Incorporate infrastructure components that help increase density and reduce power (helium storage & SMR drives)
  • Utilize technology that measures energy usage and limits power until needed
  • Move away from hierarchical leaf and spine switches to optical switches
  • Deploy object storage solutions for massive-scale data

In addition to the changes of federal government agencies, there are other go green initiatives that can be considered for energy conservation within all data centers.  For instance, installing variable-frequency drives (VFDs) on air-cooled chillers, employing cold/hot aisle containment and use rack blanking panels can make a huge difference.  Even things such as updating PCs, efficient lighting, shutting down compressors on cool days and use the outside air for circulation can add up to big savings in the long run.  Read full article here.