What are the latest trends in the data center technology market?
The evolving IT infrastructure in the country is expected with the growing customers in information technology sector, financial services, manufacturing, and public sectors as well supporting the new emerging markets such as the education sector which is currently witnessing a rise in the large volumes of online streaming content and other services. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, industrial automation solutions, IoT enabled solutions have been gaining traction and offer great help to industry as we lead to restoring the new normal.
Thus, to meet the rising demand companies will be needing progressive technologies that can help them with such data storage. This data will be very precious for businesses and they would want to store, compute and analyze it to make strategic business decisions. In the coming years, the industry will see a growth in Edge and hyper scale data centers, driven by IoT and digitalization.
Hyper scale data center offers the advantage that they can cater to the huge domestic data demand creating operations efficiencies that will pass the cost benefits to the customers. Data Center Infrastructure is becoming a significant alternative for the real estate assets and further with the development of large-scale hyper scale the properties which were underlying are becoming more valuable.
Also, in this IT intensive world with heavy data traffic, an edge data center acts as a caching and data aggregation point between users and larger data center to ease overwhelming IT loads. Following the growing applications of edge computing, Delta has introduced a new generation of data center with flexible power and cooling designs, quick deployment and scalable capacity for implementation anywhere. The all-in-one design not only provides One-Stop Solution to customers, but also high system integration and reliability.
Delta’s iCool Edge Solution is making a big impact these days. What makes Delta’s iCool Edge Solution stand out from its competitors?
As the demand for data and accessible information continues to become more critical to businesses, IT professionals are facing challenges and opportunities in their businesses and technology solutions. Deltav Electronics India introduced advance iCool Edge Solutions to relieve the IT professionals on System performance & energy efficiency, Capacity planning and utilization, Monitoring and controls, Flexibility and availability, Savings in CAPEX and OPEX, Compatibility and interoperability into existing design infrastructure and Security.
To achieve the IT Infrastructure objectives of a Data Center, we need an Intelligent Integrated Infrastructure solution with all competencies The iCool Row infrastructure utilizes various datacenter best practices and technologies to achievev optimum results like hot swappable EC fans from the front in the cooling unit to reduce the down time and inverter scroll compressor with electronic expansion valve to match IT load throughout the operation. With the latest and best cooling design, it reduces energy consumption. Real-time infrastructure management allows the movement of resources based on workloads and time. It also separates hot and cold aisle to improve the efficiency of cooling units. Smart integration of all critical components with intelligent energy management helps in energy improvement and allows for a significant reduction in OPEX (operating costs). Standardization of the cabinet and components design help to simplify spare parts replacement and management.
What are the challenges faced by Delta and other data center providers in implementing these technologies?
The biggest challenge is to meet the infrastructure demand for both Edge and Hyperscale data centers. Speed of deployment would be key and existing data center service providers will need to invest in new infrastructure and quickly upgrade existing Data centers to meet higher power demands. With most data center infrastructure for Hyperscale providers still need Tier1 cities for better connectivity, space is also a premium investment.
The choices with data center providers will be to devise a strategy to identify technology partners who can support on both Edge and Hyperscale infrastructures. They will have to plan their future expansion greenfield projects and fast track with standardization of designs. This is also a time-consuming investment and business demands will also ensure that alternate methods to meet the resilient data center power demands in existing data centers within the space challenge available. Also, demand for containerized/pre-fabricated standardized designs will be needed to cut down the time significantly.
What are the solutions provided by Delta to overcome these challenges?
Delta’s one-stop solution of prefabricated data center is fully in-house designed, configured and pre-tested with Delta’s engineering excellence. Delta’s expert consulting team ensures designing and building an Uptime tier-ready data center and obtaining TCDD and TCCF certification. High agility and quick deployment helps our customers in pay-as-you-go, to meet fast-growing business requirements with standard building blocks.
Superior flexibility and adaptability helps in smart architecture that is applicable to either cold or hot aisle containment. Delta’s in-built DCIM solution, fully integrates environment monitoring, IP camera, door access control, motion sensor, fire suppression and more helps in comprehensive management.
With Delta’s 50 years of experience in power electronics and R&D investment, we have the highest density UPS solutions cutting down space requirements by 50%. This can help customers retrofit existing aging facilities to be high density ready in a short time. Also, the greenfield projects will have more space available for the revenue generating racks as lesser space would require for UPS rooms. Delta also offers pre-fabricated UPS power solutions, UPS Power Containers, Containerized Data Halls, Edge Data Center solutions besides the conventional UPSs. In line with this future trend Delta has recently launched the world’s Highest Power Density UPS DPS Gen 2 in ratings 1 & 1.2MW after successfully launching upto 600kW UPS of the same series last year. This is feature rich high density UPS, which will help meet the best reliability, efficiency and the smallest footprint in the industry.
Delta is celebrating its 50th global anniversary this year, what are the contributions done by Delta in the last 50 years?
Delta has devoted itself to environmental protection and energy saving. Delta contributions to sustainable development includes energy-efficient products, the use of alternative energy sources, recycling, life cycle thinking, process development, green manufacturing processes ,personnel training, waste management programs and taking environmental issues into account when building facilities. We also use a green product management system that takes into account not only our environmental performance but also that of our suppliers.
Delta’s core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and expertise in the integration of energy-saving solutions have also been demonstrated in the green data center segment. Moreover, Delta’s own eco-friendly data center at its R&D center facility became the world’s first to receive the LEED v4 ID+C Gold certification in 2018, while its Taipei headquarters’ data center obtained a LEED Platinum green data center in 2019.
The interview was published in Business today magazine