A comprehensive analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of dual bus power, considering its history, growth and purpose. Based on research from the original pioneers at The Uptime Institute, with an exploratory review of the common issues that arise in data centres.
The White Paper is especially designed for IT operators and managers responsible for systems and infrastructure in both small and large data centres. It provides an all-encompassing review of dual bus power, considering the major upsides; enhanced Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) and reduced chance for human error, and the downsides; higher capital investment and the additional plant-room space required to house generators, lighting and so on.
The document provides a critical analysis, scrutinising the benefits and drawbacks of dual bus power, together with a modern solution to legacy data centre issues. This strategy can help to improve system efficiency by over 95%.