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5G Has Arrived: How Will Your Safeguard Your Network?
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

5G, or 5th generation cellular wireless networking, is not just an increase in speed over 4G LTE, it is a complete redesign of the cellular wireless network. 5G promises orders of magnitude increases in bandwidth for users and to eventually enable remote sensing for the most complex IoT applications. But first, the network needs to be updated and expanded. 5G will involve hundreds of thousands of sites, millions of users and eventually billions of things. Is your network ready?  
 

Are You Prepared for the Impact of PoE on Your Network?
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

As Power over Ethernet (PoE) continues to grow, so does the demand for applications with increased power. Due to this increase in the demand for more power, an amendment to IEEE 802.3bt standard was recently published in draft form. Implementing it will require not just an upgrade of the network switch, but possibly an upgrade of your network cabling. This course will discuss considerations for selecting the appropriate cable management strategy to reduce heat buildup in existing cables, better management of cables, and cable management accessories that allow for easy installation and protection of cables, even in harsh environments—so you can better prepare for the impact of PoE++ on your network.

Benefits for Data Center Advanced Airflow Management
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

This course defines advanced airflow management and clarifies the difference between comfort cooling and data center cooling. This course will explain the benefits of advanced airflow management through examples from computational fluid dynamics, case studies and basic physics. Attendees will get direction on implementation and metrics for success.

Cabinet Ecosystem
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

While for years the data center equipment cabinet has been just that, an equipment cabinet, its role in the data center has changed as much as the environment itself. In this course, you will learn how a cabinet can provide the ability to remotely monitor environmental conditions, remotely access and manage locking mechanisms, and remotely manage power, all within the cabinet.

Faced with Higher-Density Equipment and Rising Temperatures: Master Data Center Efficiency While Reducing Costs
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

Monitoring power use at the rack- and device-level and maintaining good airflow management practices helps reduce the cost of data center operations. This simple, sensible approach employs intelligent PDUs, a Data Center Infrastructure Monitoring software, and a system of baffles that integrate with your racks to provide a complete separation of hot and cold air within your data center computer room. As operators develop the discipline of tracking power use and associated cost, they are able to more quickly identify areas of concern and make informed decisions to maximize site capacity and power density in each rack. 

This presentation will discuss the importance of monitoring power at the rack- and device-level, key consideration when selecting intelligent PDUs, and the results of three basic approaches to airflow management: hot aisle/cold aisle, partial containment and full containment, to demonstrate the increased savings available from implementing monitoring and airflow management best practices.

Grounding and Bonding
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

Bonding and grounding systems within a building are intended to have one electrical potential. When installed, the lightning protection system should meet the requirements of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). While the bonding and grounding of the electrical service entrance is outside the scope of this Standard, coordination between electrical and telecommunications bonding and grounding system is essential for the proper application of this Standard. Throughout this presentation, we will give a better understanding of the requirements set forth by ANSI/TIA-607-C, Generic Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding (Earthing) for Customer Premises. This presentation will also note the changes between 607-B and 607-C

Implications of ASHRAE Guidelines on Data Center Design
Credit Value: 2
Course Description:

This course answers the question: How do I go about determining the data center design and associated operating temperature that will give me the lowest total cost of ownership and meet my ICT equipment reliability requirements? The course draws heavily on ASHRAE and computer equipment manufacturers’ research findings.

Making the Most of Your Intelligent PDU Investment
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

As the Internet of Things evolves, managing assets and white space remotely becomes more complex, highlighting the need for remote power monitoring, environmental and security capabilities. And although demand for intelligent PDUs is soaring, many users don’t take full advantage of a few important capabilities that would truly boost their ROI.

You have invested in intelligent PDUs, but are you enjoying all of the benefits? As data center environments become more complex, user requirements and solutions for rack power distribution are changing and intelligent PDUs are taking the front seat in investments. This presentation will cover the benefits of intelligent PDUs and describe important capabilities that help boost the return on investment (ROI) in the short and long term.

Operational Benefits of Data Center Airflow Containment
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

This course relies heavily on computational fluid dynamics to illustrate the importance of getting free from comfort cooling approaches to data center cooling, and then provides a data-driven review of results achievable through good airflow containment.

Optimum Data Center Temperature
Credit Value: 3
Course Description:

A half-day course drawing on industry research, best practices and equipment performance specifications to delineate a methodology for determining the optimum data center temperature for producing the lowest total cost of ownership and acceptable equipment reliability predictions for new designs, major retrofits and efficiency improvement projects.

Power Distribution Considerations for High-Density Data Center Environments
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

This presentation will discuss the physical, electrical, networking, management and security considerations to deploy an effective intelligent power management solution that enhances availability within high density environments in a cost effective manner.​

The Foundation: Cabinet and Containment Airflow Management
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

This course provides a basic introduction to air containment and separation in the data center. It summarizes types of containment and the resulting benefits and explains how different variations are suitable for different application problems. The course also reviews creative solutions to frequently encountered obstacles to good airflow management.

Updated Economics of Airflow Management (Advanced)
Credit Value: 2
Course Description:

This course provides tools for translating the efficiency gains from good airflow management practices into bottom-line numbers that can be used for cost justifying data center improvement projects and making intelligent decisions between competing design options.

Energy Efficiency in Data Centers: The Importance of Airflow Management and Monitoring
Credit Value: 1.5
Course Description:

This course reviews the data center's impact on building design and then identifies and describes the most effective design approaches and fitments that building designers can employ to control their capital and operating costs, spatial needs, and energy consumption. Data centers are consuming up to 200X the energy of comparably sized office space, and are rapidly evolving in numbers, size, location, and energy demands. These facilities are frequently becoming integrated into other buildings and the purview of the architect. 

Take this course now, available through host AEC Daily

Benefits for Data Center Advanced Airflow Management
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

This course defines advanced airflow management and clarifies the difference between comfort cooling and data center cooling. This course will explain the benefits of advanced airflow management through examples from computational fluid dynamics, case studies and basic physics. Attendees will get direction on implementation and metrics for success.

Economics of Airflow Management (Advanced)
Credit Value: 2
Course Description:

This course provides tools for translating the efficiency gains from good airflow management practices into bottom-line numbers that can be used for cost justifying data center improvement projects and making intelligent decisions between competing design options.

Benefits for Data Center Advanced Airflow Management
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

This course defines advanced airflow management and clarifies the difference between comfort cooling and data center cooling. This course will explain the benefits of advanced airflow management through examples from computational fluid dynamics, case studies and basic physics. Attendees will get direction on implementation and metrics for success.

Operational Benefits of Data Center Airflow Containment
Credit Value: 1
Course Description:

This course relies heavily on computational fluid dynamics to illustrate the importance of getting free from comfort cooling approaches to data center cooling, and then provides a data-driven review of results achievable through good airflow containment.

Implications of ASHRAE Guidelines on Data Center Design
Credit Value: 2
Course Description:

This course answers the question: How do I go about determining the data center design and associated operating temperature that will give me the lowest total cost of ownership and meet my ICT equipment reliability requirements? The course draws heavily on ASHRAE and computer equipment manufacturers’ research findings.

How to Use ASHRAE Environmental Guidelines to Determine Optimum Temperature for your Data Center
Credit Value: 3
Course Description:

A half-day course drawing on industry research, best practices and equipment performance specifications to delineate a methodology for determining the optimum data center temperature for producing the lowest total cost of ownership and acceptable equipment reliability predictions for new designs, major retrofits and efficiency improvement projects.