The situation is not helped as technical keywords such as ‘Diverse’, N+1 and 2N are being mistakenly used as generic marketing terms and, as such, may not reflect the actual infrastructure of a datacentre.
Custodian Data Centres conducted a snapshot survey among their customers who also host some of their equipment at other datacentres. Many could not identify which power delivery model their racks at the other datacentres were using beyond knowing if they had one or two feeds.
Most clients with two feeds were uncertain which category of diversity their racks were supplied by. With such a large resilience gap between Dual Feed and Diverse Feed it is becoming increasingly important to understand which of these solutions is being delivered to the equipment.
With this in mind, Custodian’s Technical Director and lead infrastructure designer Rob Williams decided to de-bunk the myths and wrote the attached White Paper. This is an explanation, fully illustrated, on the options available and how they work.
Custodian Data Centres use contemporary, forward-looking technologies – including truly diverse power feeds – offering customers the most robust, cost-effective solutions in today’s demanding marketplace. As Rob comments, ‘Our total commitment to the people we do business with is the reason a number of major international companies have placed their business in our care.’
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