With the arrival of DC-powered IT loads, supported by initiatives such as the Open Compute Project, the management of electrical infrastructure is becoming more complex than ever. How to intelligently combine AC and DC loads for the present and the future?
The cloud is becoming a huge market, with many companies moving their IT applications to a public or private cloud. Large companies involved in this transition, be they end-users or manufacturers, together create new standards for IT hardware like the OCP (Open Compute Project). And because IT components natively need DC power, OCP decided to use only DC-powered IT loads.
And this new trend, with OCP and other initiatives, has a major impact on many companies in the data center market, but not only. IT is used by companies in the telecommunications, railways, airports, logistics, manufacturing and many other sectors.
In addition, many other loads also require DC power supply, such as transmission equipment used by telecom companies for instance. In this context, power infrastructure managers have now to deal with a combination of AC and DC loads. While it was fairly easy to design the right ratio of inverters, rectifiers and UPS to power and secure these loads, it is now almost impossible to imagine the proper mixture for the current requirements and those of the coming years.
To solve this problem, CE+T Power has designed an innovative solution based on a single power converter. This converter provides a fixed output power, for both AC and DC loads, regardless of the ratio between the two. This makes it the ideal solution for infrastructure with both types of loads.
In this webinar, we will introduce you to our solution, but also two concrete use cases in which the mixing of AC and DC loads was an issue and the way we solved it. With the new DC loads appearing, we will all be concerned by this issue, now or soon.
Olivier Bomboir, VP of Product Management & New Business, CE+T Power
Olivier Bomboir is VP of Product Management & New Business within CE+T Power. He has over 25 years experiences in backup power supply equipment.
Olivier joined CE+T Power in 1990 as a Project Engineer within the R&D Laboratory Design team to introduce embedded processor and electronic static by pass switch into the power products. In 1995, he joined the Sales Support team to develop the global accounts for system design and implementation, customer training and worldwide services until 1997. He took over the Sales Management team in 1997 to coordinate the sales and marketing strategy for all CE+T group worldwide until 2013 where he took over the Product Management, Marketing & New Business team. He is member of the board of CE+T Power. Olivier holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Liege (Belgium) and was graduated in 1989.
Quentin Benfante, Marketing Manager, CE+T Power
Quentin Benfante (Marketing Manager): holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from HEC- University of Liege.
Quentin has 8 years of experience as strategy and marketing consultant for small, medium and big companies trying to develop themselves with innovative solutions in new markets. He joined the team managed by Olivier Bomboir two years ago as Marketing Manager. He works in close collaboration with the Product Management and the Sales directors on the corporate strategy but has also in charge operational marketing and communication.
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