Does the data center BMS/DCIM need its own dedicated UPS?

August 2, 2022

By: Barry Elliott, Director, Capitoline CEng MIET MCIBSE MBA BSc(Hons) DCE ATD   Should a data centre Building Management System (BMS) or Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) be powered by the same system that it is monitoring? Most data centre BMS systems are powered by one of the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) sets used for the Information…

What is ICT Lifecycle Management?

July 22, 2022

With the establishment of TIA’s TR-60 ICT Lifecycle Management Committee and standards development efforts underway, some in the industry may be wondering what exactly ICT Lifecycle Management is and why we need a standard. Let’s take a closer look. The Concept Applies Before we can explain ICT Lifecycle Management, it makes sense to first explain…

Immersion Cooling in the Data Center – the next big thing?

July 18, 2022

By: Barry Elliott, Director, Capitoline CEng MIET MCIBSE MBA BSc(Hons) DCE ATD   For the highest density rack cooling requirements, that is from 10 kW to beyond 100 kW per rack, the most efficient method of cooling IT equipment is to immerse the whole server/computer in a bath of non-conductive dielectric fluid which will rapidly…

Day 2 Review: TIA 2022 Member Meeting and Global Conference

June 23, 2022

Following Day 1 of TIA’s Member Meeting and Global Conference, Day 2 featured sessions on international standards, network security, software and more with experts who discussed the key issues from throughout our industry. The opening Keynote address was from Doreen Bogdan-Martin who is the Director of Telecommunication Development at the ITU. In her address, recorded…

Day 1 Review: TIA 2022 Member Meeting and Global Conference

June 22, 2022

  TIA kicked off its annual Member Meeting and Global Conference on June 21st with the first day of sessions, which were only open to employees of Member and Participant Companies of TIA. TIA CEO, Dave Stehlin and the TIA Chair of the Board, Doug Moore opened the event just after 9am EST with their…

TIA Standards Update – June 2022

June 9, 2022

TIA Standards is looking for a new Chair for the TR-51 Smart Utility Networks engineering committee. Nominations are being accepted through May 31, 20200. If you are willing to serve as the Chair of TR-51, please send a statement of qualifications and a letter of support from your company to Victoria Mitchell. TIA would also like…

TIA Government Affairs Update – June 2022

June 9, 2022

TIA Government Affairs team has been very active throughout Q2, playing a leading role in shaping the broadband programs funded under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, particularly on convincing the Administration to issue a waiver for “Buy America” provisions within the infrastructure law that the ICT industry currently cannot meet. TIA utilized our comments…

TIA Technology Programs Update – June 2022

June 9, 2022

Data Center Program We’re pleased to welcome Instor as a new Data Center Program participant! Instore is an industry leader in data center design, structured cabling, power infrastructure, and specialized containment and cooling solutions. We’d also like to extend our appreciation to TIA Data Center Program Sponsor Capitoline. In Q2, TIA published a new Addendum,…

The Foundation to go from Brownfield to Smart Starts with a LoRaWAN® Solution

May 9, 2022

The following guest blog was written by: Bryan Witkowski, Co-founder of MachineQ, an enterprise IoT company within Comcast.   The appeal of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for building and property owners/managers is the promise of what they can deliver—from the ability to reduce operating expenses to creating a unique experience for any person who…

Buy America, Broadband Infrastructure, and Cookies

March 31, 2022

By Patrick Lozada, Global Policy Director, TIA   The big infrastructure bill known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law by President Biden in November of last year. Buried in the more than 1,000 page bill is a complex provision on the sourcing of products and it puts the success…