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2022-08-13
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Schneider Electric: outlook for physical infrastructure of data center in the next ten years

Philips (MA Qiuyue/Wen) the word "cloud computing" was just coined by mankind ten years ago. Jinan experimental machine factory Jinan new era Gold Testing Instrument Co., Ltd. recently developed many experimental machine models. After ten years of fiscal 2017, mankind has turned this previously nonexistent term into a reality, and has improved the energy efficiency of the physical infrastructure of the data center by nearly 80%. So, what will happen to the data center in the next decade

for this, Lin MI, technical director of the scientific research center of Schneider Electric global data center, said in an interview with flying elephant: "In the next decade, the physical infrastructure of the data center will have more interaction and integration with upstream electricity and downstream it. At the same time, the physical infrastructure of the data center itself will be further optimized. Therefore, we need an open, information sharing cloud based analysis platform to gather the strength of the entire industry and win-win cooperation."

ten years later: the energy efficiency of the physical infrastructure of the data center has increased by nearly 80%

the word "cloud computing" was just coined ten years ago. Now, we have begun to discuss the migration of cloud computing to edge computing in the era of intelligent data center

compared with a decade ago, the energy efficiency of the physical infrastructure of the data center has increased by nearly 80%. That is to say, the pue of the data center has decreased by 80%, which mainly comes from four aspects: first, the innovation of UPS Technology. In 2007, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believed that the typical peak efficiency of UPS was 88.9%, but now it has achieved a peak efficiency of 98.9%. Second, the power supply and distribution architecture of the data center is optimized, which greatly reduces the loss of the power supply and distribution system link. Third, in terms of refrigeration, the deployment of hot and cold channel system in the white area can improve the air supply temperature of it and greatly improve the efficiency of terminal air conditioning. Fourth, let the refrigeration system run more in natural cooling mode. For example, in some regions of China, such as Wulanchabu, Zhangbei, Yangquan and other regions, it can operate in natural cooling mode for more than 90% of the time

pue 80% reduction for a data center with a 500kW and 50% it load rate, it can save nearly 2 million energy per year. If it is a 5m watt data center, it can save more than 10 million yuan

the next decade: physical infrastructure will have more interaction and integration with upstream power and downstream it

in Schneider Electric's view, the physical infrastructure of data center will have more innovation in the next decade: first, physical infrastructure will have more interaction and integration with upstream power and downstream it

at the same time, data center suppliers including Schneider Electric will also help customers further optimize the physical infrastructure of the data center by changing the design of the physical infrastructure, further improving the efficiency of the data center power supply and distribution system and refrigeration system, designing a channel closure system independent of the cabinet, replacing the traditional chilled water system with the indirect air side natural cooling system, and the direct fresh air natural cooling system, Shorten deployment cycles, reduce costs, and increase revenue

in addition, the indirect wind side natural cooling system can realize rapid deployment, which solves the challenges of the long deployment cycle of the traditional chilled water system and the difficulty of later operation and maintenance. Lin Mi also introduced that "compared with the direct fresh air system, the indirect wind side natural cooling system solves the problem of air pollution and no longer requires 100% mechanical refrigeration as a backup. After research, it is found that it can increase the capacity of it deployment by 15%-20%

according to Lin MI, the traditional data center construction cycle has the risk of causing equipment failure, platform failure and sealing drop for more than 18 months. Through prefabrication, the "de Engineering" of data center construction can be realized, and the data center construction cycle can be reduced to months. The construction period of civil engineering is basically months, and then, months are used for on-site splicing and commissioning of power supply and distribution and refrigeration systems, which means that the deployment cycle of nearly one year can be shortened

"in addition, the data center also needs to maximize the use of collected data, carry out big data and in-depth learning and analysis, carry out system tuning, and achieve preventive maintenance." Lin Mi said, "the innovation of the future data center will come from the interaction of infrastructure, electricity and it. Software will make these interactions possible. Therefore, we need an open and information sharing cloud based analysis platform to gather the strength of the whole industry and win-win cooperation."

the next decade: lithium battery energy storage is likely to replace diesel generators

with the rapid development of energy storage technology, smart electricity and micro electricity in the future, it will bring new opportunities and challenges to the physical infrastructure of the data center. In Schneider, the elongation of some materials can be above 1000%. From the electrical point of view: in the future, lithium battery energy storage may replace diesel generators as the backup power supply of the data center

for this, Lin Mi said: "Because the investment cost of diesel generators accounts for more than 10% of the investment cost of the physical infrastructure of the data center, and at the same time brings challenges such as noise, pollution, safety of oil storage tanks, etc., the survey found that the average operation time of generators worldwide is 173 minutes, that is, more than 50% of diesel generators operate for less than 3 hours. At the same time, through deduction, it is found that by 2020, 2.5 hours of lithium battery backup system will be available The investment cost of is equivalent to that of diesel generator. Therefore, it is very likely that lithium battery energy storage will replace diesel generators in the future. "

"At present, China's data center market is growing exponentially and has broad prospects. It is already the second largest market in the world and the fastest growing and most stable region in the world. In the next five years, the average annual growth rate of China's big data industry is expected to exceed 50 percent," Lin Mi said

for the booming Chinese market, Schneider Electric not only provides complete products, solutions and services from gray areas to white areas, but also shares its experience and knowledge in the field of global data centers with industry associations and customers to promote the development of the industry

in the past 20 years, the scientific research center team of Schneider Electric Data Center has been committed to the research on the physical infrastructure technology and development trend of the data center. A total of 190 white papers and 22 weighing tools have been published to help Schneider Electric users weigh it capacity, budget, availability level, energy efficiency and growth plan in the data center planning stage. In addition, Schneider Electric has also launched more than 100 reference designs to help users make rapid decisions and start projects in the data center planning and design stage

in China, Schneider Electric also actively implements the strategy of R & D localization. Since 1999, Schneider Electric has established a localized R & D team, and successively set up R & D centers in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Xi'an. Now it has more than 1000 R & D engineers

as the leader of data center infrastructure, Schneider Electric will, based on profound industry insight and practical experience, keenly grasp the reform trend of China's data center market and customer needs, and comprehensively layout with continuously innovative physical infrastructure, full life cycle services, software and digital solutions

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