Piller global webinar series addresses future of UPS Power at Scale

Piller, the global power protection leader, addressed an audience of over 800 data centre professionals across 11 time zones in a series of live interactive discussions.

The debate topic, the Future of Data Centre UPS Power at Scale, included insight and input from Piller experts around the world along with a leading design engineering consultant guest speaker.

The discussion covered the key challenges of designing and delivering sustainable power for the giant 100MW+ data centres being built by the world’s largest cloud providers.

The audience saw how the latest infrastructure and new approaches can meet cloud needs without sacrificing economic and electrical efficiency and reliability through the use of dynamic electrically coupled UPS technologies.

The use of medium voltage, the benefits of large MW and multiple MW single UPS modules for efficiency and reliability along with the importance of tackling the issues and operational requirements of a COVID and post pandemic world were explored in-depth and technical detail.

Hyperscale and large scale operator needs for Capex and Opex savings, ease of deployment and commissioning and low and no touch maintenance and remote management were also covered.

Individual webinars were delivered for regions across the main US time zones, the UK, Germany and Central Europe, Moscow, Middle East, India, Singapore and China, Australia and Japan.

Local market and regional issues were tackled by Piller regional managing directors based in the US, UK, Germany, India, Singapore and Australia. Guest speaker Robert Thorogood of design consultants Hurley Palmer Flatt also presented.

Quote: For too long the large scale data centre sector has been unnecessarily restrained in terms of power provision methodology. Changing demands sparked by essential moves to de-carbonize the sector and spurred on by Covid-19 have created the need for new thinking and new approaches to power infrastructure. The audience engagement and questions asked in these sessions proved that interest in Dynamic Electrically Coupled UPS at Scale is a vital part of the discussion as we strive for sustainability, risk reduction and cost control in the multi-megawatt data centre. A huge thank you goes to our guest speaker Robert Thorogood of Hurley Palmer Flatt and to our audience of engineers, designers, developers and data centre operators from around the world. We look forward to continuing the conversation.

Author: Andrew Dyke, MD, Piller

For those that could not make the live sessions an on-demand version of the webinar is available with edited highlights of the Q+A. To view the on-demand version, please click here:

Piller will deliver more technical and business led live webinars throughout 2021.

For more information email: info@piller.com

About Piller

Piller is a global watch-word in power protection equipment for mission-critical power applications. Piller’s clients include many of the world’s leading banks and financial institutions, data centre operators, broadcasters, telecom operators and governmental entities. Founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 1909 by Anton Piller, in 1919 the company moved to its current headquarters and production site in Osterode-am-Harz, near Hanover. Today, Piller has a second production facility at nearby Bilshausen and serves its global markets via own sales and service subsidiaries throughout Europe, the USA, Australia, and Asia and elsewhere in the world via a network of distributor partners. In 2016 Piller acquired Active Power, the Austin Texas based flywheel UPS specialist. The Piller group employs around 1000 people worldwide. Piller is a subsidiary of the diverse, privately owned engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc.

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