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Data Center Uptime On the Line: What is Your Switchgear Doing?

January 24, 2018

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Of all the electrical and systems components supporting the proper functioning of a data center, switchgear has typically been considered the ‘red-headed stepchild,’ hidden (often literally) in the dark recesses of the data center facility. However, today, the rapid growth of digitization is evolving switchgear’s importance – and data center facility managers must take note.

As businesses harness the massive amount of data generated by mobile computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other forces to drive competitive advantage, the role of the data center has never been more critical, with system uptime increasingly crucial to business success. Outages not only impact productivity, but can cause significant financial and reputational losses and affect market standing.

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