The technology industry is at the forefront of innovation in Thailand, with the country’s digital economy expected to grow significantly over the next few years. One critical aspect that supports this growth is data centers, which power critical systems for businesses, governments, and organizations. Power distribution is a vital component for data center operations, and optimizing its performance plays a significant role in ensuring uninterrupted service delivery. In this blog post, we examine best practices for data center power distribution in Thailand, and how they can optimize performance.
Implement Robust Power Management Tools
Effective power management is critical for data centers, and it begins with implementing the right tools. Advanced power distribution units (PDUs) enable tracking of energy consumption and help identify overloads, underloads, and power outages. These units also integrate with management software to ensure proper power allocation and enhance efficiency. When selecting a PDU, ensure it meets compliance standards and can handle future expansion or upgrades.
Keep Power Distribution System Up-to-date
Power distribution systems must comply with the latest standards to ensure smooth operations. This includes ensuring that electrical connections are properly grounded and that wiring and cabling adhere to international safety regulations. Regular maintenance of power sourcing and grid system is also critical for minimising downtime. Furthermore, updating firmware, software, and firmware can significantly improve system performance.
Distribute Power According to Priority
Data centers often have different zones that support various hardware and software. Each zone has a different demand for power, which must be allocated appropriately to maximum the performance. Distribution boards should ideally be built based on the zones prioritisation that requires higher allocation of power. Having multiple power sources can add redundancy, ensuring that there is always a backup in case of power outage from one source.
Implement Modular Power Distribution
Modular power distribution has become popular systems in many data centers around the world. This is a scalable power infrastructure that can be easily expanded and upgraded to enable impromptu additional power capacity without downtime, thereby saving time and money on planned maintenance and upgrades. Moreover, it can support the implementation of new technology and infrastructure to expand the capacity of the data center.
Enable Remote Monitoring
Remote monitoring significantly improves power distribution management. It is essential to minimize downtime and maintain the system up and running, and administrators can now monitor operations using mobile applications. Remote monitoring enhances accountability and ensures the safety of the distribution system, and can significantly reduce costs by providing accurate readings for power consumption over time.