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Can your business survive

an unplanned outage?

DATA CENTER POWER OPTIMIZATION


The majority of unplanned outages are accidental. While you cannot control accidents from happening,
by adopting an intelligent power chain, you can help mitigate them and reduce your mean time to repair.
IMPACT OF UNPLANNED OUTAGES WHAT WE HEAR
• DAMAGE to equipment and other assets • LEGAL and REGULATORY implementations
Challenges from the various
• COST to detect issues and fix systems • LOST MARKET and BUSINESS confidence
data center stakeholders are:
COST OF UNPLANNED OUTAGE
Cannot gauge
THE OVERALL AVERAGE COST IS $627,418 PER INCIDENT
CAPACITY needs
Source: Ponemon Institute 2013 Cost of Data Center Outages

A CONCEPTUAL MODEL Budgeting of


Utility
unpredictable
IT REQUIREMENTS
Automatic
Generator
transfer switch

Distribution CRAC/CRAH Lack of TOTAL POWER


switchgear unit CHAIN visibility

Maintenance PREVENTING
UPS UPS Bypass
accidental outages
DATA HALL

Room power distribution


(PDU, BUS BAR)
PERFORMANCE
vs. COST

Cabinet Cabinet
PDU PDU
At Anixter, we believe the opportunity
exists to increase the intelligence of
your power chain or build a smart
design right from the start. IT equipment
Infrastructure as a Platform by Anixter provides a practical, configurable and integrated approach
to retrofitting or building an intelligent power chain into your data center environment.

THE INTELLIGENT POWER CHAIN YOUR INTELLIGENT POWER PLATFORM


The Anixter approach The Anixter customer engagement process

IT Understand your current state


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We provide data center managers a clear set of guidelines, best practices and
measurement techniques in order to help you obtain the performance data you
Define actionable solutions
need to optimize your power chain.
PLAN and configurations to execute
• E ntrance feed
Consider environmental conditions when determining the appropriate
insulation type for medium-voltage cable.
•U
 PS system Propose proof of concept
Run closer to capacity and defer capital expenditures TRIAL with Anixter alliance partners
via modular UPS designs.
•R
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Deliver high-voltage power to the cabinet in order to prevent
energy conversion losses. Deliver project on time and under budget
DEPLOY
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Deploy intelligent PDUs that generate alert notifications
that mitigate human error.
• IT equipment Intelligent PDUs Power Whips
Install as a minimum 208 v or 230 v inputs and universal
locking cords to enhance efficiency and improve uptime.
You can further strengthen your intelligent power chain and enable
interoperability by leveraging our expertise in facility assessment, project
deployment and controlled repeatability.

PRODUCT AND DEPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS


With our alliance and integrator partners Plug and Play Busbar
• Cabinet PDUs •  L Listed pre-terminated
U
• Single and 3 phase UPS power whips
UPS Systems
• Overhead bus bar solutions • Grounding and bonding
• Medium- and high-voltage cable • Power monitoring software

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT ANIXTER.COM/DATACENTER


For over 30 years, Anixter has been the leading, global, value-added distributor of physical layer communication infrastructure solutions for office, building and campus environments.
As experts in large-scale project execution, we are a trusted supplier to leading communication integrator companies and have worked with many Fortune 500 companies.

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