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Cutting Data Center Operating Costs by 30 Percent with Appliance Deployment Provider's 380 Volt DC Architectures

May 16, 2012


Eliminating unnecessary operating expenses is critical for any organization looking to find success in today's fragile economy. At the same time, companies are also looking to increase the utilization, availability and computing densities of their servers to meet ever-evolving user demands.

One proven way to cut costs while also bolstering IT infrastructure is by reorganizing the data center to be more efficient in terms of power consumption, maintenance and cooling. Appliance deployment vendors like NEI (News - Alert) specialize in exactly this.

NEI has been helping lead the data center evolution with its smart end-to-end 380-volt DC (Direct Current) power architectures. Standard inside central offices and telecom providers, DC power appliances have been around for some time. But it took the initiative of NEI – with its 15 years of experience working with DC power – to help bring the technology to the data center.

Recognizing that using DC-powered appliances can eliminate the power conversions , NEI has built a series of 380-volt DC architectures that are inherently more efficient and cost-effective.

Jeff Hudgins (News - Alert), VP of Marketing for the appliance deployment provider, says that DC power is between 10 percent and 20 percent more power-efficient than the AC alternatives that most data centers employ. Perhaps more importantly, DC power contributes to a cost savings of approximately 30 percent, based on reductions in power, cooling and the parts needed for AC/DC conversions.

NEI "comes from a long history of DC power engineering expertise, and when you couple that with the manufacturing capabilities that we have…along with the relationships we have with Intel (News - Alert) and the ability to provide off-the-shelf servers…that really allows us to be an expert in this field, [capable of delivering] the solutions that these customers in the data center are looking for," Hudgins noted in a recent interview.

Click here to learn more about NEI's suite of 380V DC-based platforms and its host of robust appliance deployment services.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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