Solutions for modern data centers Data centers are the motor of the digital transformation. They ensure the flow of information and store huge amounts of data for the constant availability of information, the demand for which is constantly increasing. This results in more complex requirements for security and availability when planning data centers. We help you to power, protect, connect, and monitor with solutions for the continuous operation and rapid development of data centers.

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5G, the new generation of cellular communication, will give rise to entirely new applications in the fields of IoT and digitalization. [...] This demands a lot from our communication networks, but above all, it requires a high level of reliability.

Oliver Tananow - Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG, Senior Specialist Electrical Engineering Core Site
Oliver Tananow - Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG
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Data center requirements Aspects of data center planning

The construction of a new data center imposes specific conditions on the site, IT, and the building itself. When planning an operationally secure data center, companies must consider national standards in addition to IT security, IT systems, and technical building utilities. DIN EN 50600 (Data center facilities and infrastructures) and ANSI/TIA-942 (Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers) are important standards in planning. They define the requirements for, among others, the power supply and cooling, including their resilience against failures, energy management, and sustainability. Phoenix Contact supports you in planning a data center that meets both the regulations and your individual requirements.

Solutions in the application With us, you get everything from a single source for an economical and sustainable data center. From supply to connection, we provide you with reliable products and expert service. Here is an overview of the solutions that our long-standing customers count on and use in their own data centers around the world.

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Sustainable with solar systems
A solar system is an obvious investment for sustainability. With solutions for feed-in management, surge protection, and connection technologies, we provide support from installation and commissioning through to ongoing operation.
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Sustainable with solar systems
Redundant power supplies for climate systems
In data centers, the availability of cooling is crucial to ensuring uninterrupted data center operation. Both brief interruptions and failures are avoided with a durable, redundant system supply.
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Redundant power supplies for climate systems
Integral planning
Successfully implementing the requirements for resilience, efficiency, scalability, and sustainability requires planning with a focus on integration. This must begin at the outset, before data centers start operating. Efficiency and high availability are only achieved with the comprehensive, intelligent networking of all systems, plants, and components.
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Integral planning
Establishing data connections
We are your key partner for reliable data connections. Place your trust in our ingenious data connectors for the future-proof networking of all communication devices.
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Establishing data connections
Protection against surge voltages
The danger of lightning and surge voltages is often overlooked. Examining the lightning protection concept during the planning phase helps to prevent failures due to these types of influence.
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Protection against surge voltages
Everything for the control cabinet
The heart of power distribution is located in the control cabinet. This is where Phoenix Contact’s comprehensive portfolio for wiring and connection is combined. With our expertise, we are simplifying control cabinet building so that projects can be completed more quickly, even in data centers.
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Everything for the control cabinet
Integrating energy storage systems
The integration of energy storage systems compensates for uncertainties in the public supply network. We show you innovative connection technology for energy storage systems.
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Integrating energy storage systems
Implementing video surveillance
Securing highly sensitive data against physical access, too: Reliable infrastructure is essential in order to have a comprehensive view of video-based security solutions and access control.
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Implementing video surveillance
Energy monitoring
Precise energy monitoring is ensured in particular when the measuring point is as close as possible to the load. The Phoenix Contact portfolio includes suitable solutions for recording and processing energy data at various points.
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Energy monitoring
System availability in the data centers
Several factors influence system availability in a data center. The quality of the public network, operation in a challenging environment, and the availability of status information place special requirements on the resilience of power supply systems.
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System availability in the data centers

Green data center for a sustainable world Moving towards an All Electric Society (AES)

Phoenix Contact follows the strategic direction of the All Electric Society (AES). It describes a world in which affordable electrical energy generated from renewable sources is the main form of energy available to everyone on a virtually unlimited basis. In this context, we are continuously working on solutions for sector coupling to optimize the flow of energy from generation, conversion, and storage to efficient consumption.
Our portfolio also opens up new possibilities, such as the use of direct current for micro grids. Data centers are an essential part of the digital transformation, which is very energy intensive. This results in different requirements for energy efficiency, which makes data centers an important driver of sustainable change in information technology. We are moving forward from this starting point together to make data available in a climate-neutral way.

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Potential of DC power grids Sustainability in data centers with technologies of the future

Climate targets and sustainable production are topics that concern us in industry. As a manufacturer, we are actively working on DC power grid planning, as our mission is to protect the climate. We see that DC power grids have big advantage: energy loads in the supply network are supplied with electricity from renewable energy sources without conversion losses. The integration of energy storage also reduces peak loads, thereby relieving the public supply network. This is why we are looking at DC technology and consider it a milestone for data centers. Find out more about the design of DC micro grids.

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Telefónica trusts our experience Implementation in telecommunication systems and data centers

Telefónica Deutschland GmbH, one of the largest telecommunications providers in Germany, is digitalizing its sites to further increase availability for the forthcoming 5G cellular standard. During development, preventive maintenance with ImpulseCheck was also planned for particularly sensitive areas of the IT infrastructure and implemented according to the company‘s needs. Telefónica relies on forward-thinking concepts to protect technical infrastructure from failures caused by lightning and surge voltages.