Category Archives: uptime institute

16 Dec 2011

Which is higher availability 2N or N+2?

UPS availability, UPS design, uptime institute

Modular scalable solutions continue to drive our industry to improved efficiency and availability. Most know about modular cabling infrastructure, CRAC units with VFDs and scalable UPS technology, but did you know you could also have modularity and scalability with your chillers? Most understand that modular solutions improve efficiency, but many believe that a 2N design more...

26 Feb 2008

Are the Uptime Institute’s Data Center Rating Tiers Out of Date?

data center design, tier performance standards, uptime institute

Let me start by saying I have the utmost respect for the Uptime Institute’s Pitt Turner, P.E., John Seader, P.E., and Ken Brill and the work they have done furthering the cause of providing some standards to an otherwise standard-less subject like data center design. However, as a data center designer I feel their definitive more...