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Heat Loss is Energy Waste

Heat loss and electrical network instability are clear signs of uncontrolled electricity.

 

Software-Defined Electricity is a PERMANENT solution to the following problems:

  • Needing heat evacuation due to electrical losses
  • Voltage transients blowing power supplies
  • Overheating electrical panels, assets and infrastructure
  • UPS device capacity and safety is spotty and uneven
  • Generator supplied electricity increase heat in the electrical network
  • Electricity consumption is varied and excessive
  • Operations are disrupted during long transitions on/off grid

  • Inability to know the capacity of existing surge protection
  • Excessive utility penalties, fees and demand charges
  • External electricity problems affect the internal operations
  • The Packet Error Rate fluctuates anywhere above 1%
  • Sensors within data center require constant maintenance and replacement
  • Ground and neutral current interferes with electronics
  • Electrical network instability affects operations in any way

3DFS Technology provides electrical network stability, reduces energy costs and makes data centers safer, more efficient and stable.

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Profitability

The increased control and efficiency experienced with Software-Defined Electricity reduces data center energy expenses.
Savings will be noticed in some of the following ways:
Savings on Operational Expenses Through Electrical Efficiency
Data centers save up to 15% in electricity consumption

Electricity wasted as heat is instantly prevented for the entire network (i.e. transformers, PDU, UPS, power supplies, energy storage, lighting, HVAC motors, etc.). This is a direct kW savings and also reduces the runtime of heat evacuation equipment including shortening HVAC cycles. Direct savings are multiplied in areas where utilities penalize with high demand charges.

Maintenance/Replacement Savings Through Protection
Data centers save up to 25% from their annual R&M budget

The data center assets (i.e. servers, PDU, UPS, power supplies, switches, routers, lighting, HVAC motors, sensors, etc.) powered by uncontrolled electricity are consuming more energy, working harder and failing sooner than they should. Software-Defined Electricity dynamically maintains perfect power in the facility, protecting devices from the wear and tear and increasing their useful lifespan.

SLA Savings By Increasing Uptime
Data centers add an additional 9 on their uptime

Maintaining uptime during transition between power sources from grid power, to UPS, to generator/batteries, back to grid power is the riskiest event for downtime. Software-Defined Electricity maintains a stable voltage and preventing transients from poisoning the electrical network for continuous, dynamic protection from downtime.

Increase Resale Value of Old Equipment

By protecting the assets in the data center with Software-Defined Electricity during operation, the resale value of those assets is substantially higher than equipment powered by uncontrolled electricity. This can help offset upgrades to assets and infrastructure and improves the quality of lower tier data center’s that rely on legacy equipment.

Instantly Improve

Operations

No matter the design, Software-Defined Electricity guarantees improvement to the electrical network stability and uptime.
Increased stability will be noticed in some of the following ways:

Operational Improvement Through Heat Reduction
20 degree temperature drop in infrastructure and assets

Wasted electricity and work is exhibited as heat everywhere in the electrical network (i.e. transformers, PDU, UPS, power supplies, energy storage, VFDs, lighting, HVAC motors, etc.) 3DFS Technology maintains electrical energy as electricity preventing it from converting to heat and reducing the network efficiency.

Operational Improvement Through Increased Uptime
Data centers increase their uptime by dynamically controlling the electricity

Software-Defined Electricity self-heals the data center electrical network by immediately adjusting, correcting, and balancing every microsecond to ensure ideal energy transfer. This approach neutralizes cascading electrical events (i.e. transients, surges, sags, swells, etc.), increasing uptime.

Operational Improvement Through Data and Analytics
Every single device and event that occurs in an electrical network can be identified, tracked and monitored

The data collected over time will become the specific operational footprint of the data center. Having this true energy baseline of the data center will allow the company to discover efficiencies in the energy profile that otherwise could not be seen.

Operational Improvement Through Budgeting and Forecasting
Device level energy profiles over time provide exact data for financial modeling

Energy budgeting and forecasting typically allows for a large variance because of the volatile nature of pricing and consumption. Software-Defined Electricity eliminates that variance by ridding the network of electrical waste, providing the ultimate in energy accountability.

New Layer of

Energy Data & Analytics

3DFS Technology opens a new, non-invasive layer of energy data and analytics with the power of edge computing and electrical correction. The data and analytics possibilities for data center environments are staggering.

Individual Device Monitoring and Predictive Analytics

Comprehensive device performance data is collected in a centralized dashboard for data center operators to drill down to faulty equipment (i.e. power supplies, UPS failing, generator, etc.) and bring to attention prior to any disruption of operations

Comprehensive Data for Accurate Budget and Forecasting

The detailed device energy profiles can be segmented and compared across brand and function to identify which operates with superior performance in live environments bringing certainty to budgeting and forecasting

Detailed Electricity Consumption Data for Verification

The comprehensive energy profile data on each device provides detailed information that can be used for an exact understanding of the energy consumption if verification is requested

Real Time Infrastructure & Asset Management Platforms

Building infrastructure management as well as repair and maintenance scheduling can be performed precisely based on real data from a single dashboard for ease of oversight, delegation and record keeping

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If Software-Defined Electricity is not installed in your data center, it is wasting energy and risking downtime in a completely preventable way. Learn more about implementing 3DFS Technology in your data center.