Over-engineering the data center to meet the needs of an uncertain future is an expensive and needless exercise. New data center designs need to be modular, with built-in expansion capabilities. Build for today; expand on demand.

When it comes to the power infrastructure for the data center, modularity can mean many things: UPSs that scale for added capacity or redundancy, extended battery modules to customize backup runtime, and plug-and-play power distribution components that break down room-level wiring into row- or rack-level modules.

In this Webcast, Anderson Hungria of Eaton Corporation discusses the concepts and benefits of modularity in all these elements of the power system.

Bill Schweber, Analog Editor, Planet Analog/EE Times
Bill Schweber is the editor of EE Times' Planet Analog website and print publication. He has worked as the analog editor and executive editor at EDN, writing hundreds of technical articles and opinion columns. Prior to that, he was at Analog Devices in application, product marketing, and marketing communication roles. He also worked as a design engineer doing system integration for real-time, closed-loop machine control systems. He holds BSEE and MSEE degrees, specializing in communications, is a Registered Professional Engineer, and the author of three textbooks.

Anderson Hungria is an Application Engineer for Eaton in Raleigh, North Carolina.