One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap

Colocation datacentres are generally assessed by customers on their PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), level of resilience and the cost of space. One option to optimise all three elements, is to look at deploying a decentralised infrastructure. We are currently seeing around half of the colocation datacentres we work with moving in this direction.

CENTIEL Helps Protect the Power for Pupils at Cherry Garden School

CENTIEL Helps Protect the Power for Pupils at Cherry Garden School

Sid Mia, senior engineer at CENTIEL explained. “It was a privilege to be part of such a worthwhile project. I spent two weeks on-site installing three 30kVA UPS and designing the stands for the stand-by battery strings to support the lifts for the school which allow disabled pupils to access to the upper floors in addition to the sprinkler systems.

Resilience is more than just Redundancy

Resilience is more than just Redundancy

“The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.” – Joshua Waitzkin

When talking about UPS resilience it’s more than just redundancy, it’s the relationship between Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) and Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF) resulting in availability, and the overall design considerations of the system.

We know that redundancy is a form of duplication, that increases the availability of a system, whereas resilience is the UPS’s ability to maintain continuous levels of service in the face of adversity, simply put, it has a low ‘likelihood of going down’.

Planning for the Data Centres of Tomorrow

Planning for the Data Centres of Tomorrow

With the constant drive to reduce costs, avoid compromising on quality, plus the inevitable concerns regarding environmental impact of any installation, now is the time to work smarter. By working with trusted experts, it will be possible to tailor a UPS solution which is right-sized for your organisation in order to maximise the economic advantages and environmental benefits developments technology can now offer.

Prevention is better than cure

Prevention is better than cure

Mike Elms, managing director at Centiel UK, explains how businesses could save their power and their reputation by simply taking better care of their UPS.

Protecting Patients at Musgrove Hospital

Protecting Patients at Musgrove Hospital

The hospital required a space-saving and cost-effective solution to protect the critical power to this important ward which offered the highest levels of power availability and a 60-minute run time in the event of a power failure. In addition, the UPS needed to protect the power tothe Maternity Theatre as well as future birthing pools.

Day in the Life of a CENTIEL Engineer

Day in the Life of a CENTIEL Engineer

As a service and maintenance engineer for leading uninterruptable power supply (UPS) manufacturer CENTIEL, life is never dull! I work with datacentres and organisations with UPS installations all over the UK. This requires liaising with facilities management teams on...

View From The Top

View From The Top

ER Interviewed Mike Elms, managing director at Centiel UK, sponsors of the Data Centre Design and Build Product of the Year award, to find out his unique insight into the UPS marketplace and why the company chose to sponsor this particular category.

Talk is Cheap

Talk is Cheap

Once upon a time, a consultant could specify a UPS for a project that would ensure the client got what they wanted and that very same equipment would arrive on site, be installed, checked and commissioned successfully, then everyone lived happily ever after. However,...

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