Conference: Intelec '05 - Telecommunications Conference - 27th International Telecommunication Energy Conference
09/18/2005 - 09/22/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: Intelec '05 - Telecommunications Conference

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gross, Peter; Godrich, Kfir L. (EYP MCF Inc., USA)

Recent technological advances have made the concept of TOTALLY DC INTEGRATED DATA CENTERS a viable solution for the high-availability community. And the solution is here just in time - Primen estimated in a research for EPRI that by the year 2010, more than 25% of all mission-critical facilities (MCFs) will require operational availability (Ao) in the range of nine '9’s (99.9999999%). Implementation of the TOTALLY DC INTEGRATED DATA CENTERS concept will make this achievable. The unique approach we will present in this paper involves multiple data center spaces with backup from an array of three-dimensional (3D) sources or storage devices. This approach features a data center architectural design that significantly improves Ao; not just for one or two subsystems, but for the entire data center. We would like to emphasize the fact that different dimensions are based on different technologies, adding another best practice beyond the more traditional redundancy level approaches such as dual path or fault tolerance. The concept presented herein is known as (DC)2 (TM) (pronounced 'DC Square').