Edge Distributed Data Center Power Architecture

In a data center, power density, efficiency and reliability are crucial. Imagine the ability to achieve significantly increased processing capability from modern high-density servers, for just a small increase in power consumption. The impact could be significant in terms of efficiency and operating power costs.

Our Edge data center power architecture, helps achieve just that. The distributed power architecture is able to meet the demands of data centers, both today and in the future, by providing high-power density in a modular solution that can grow with a data centers’ computing needs.

Factor in the reduced number of power conversion steps this power architecture uses – and the associated improvements in power efficiency it provides – and you have a single solution capable of helping you reduce your data center power costs, improve white space utilization, and transform your bottom line.

Edge Distributed Data Center Power Architecture


  • Power density increase.
  • CapEx and OpEx reduction.
  • Execution speed.
  • Scalability.
  • Simplified maintenance.
  • Increased safety.
  • Enhanced power reliability.

The highly reliable Edge distributed power architecture provides a cost-effective solution to backup power needs in data centers by utilizing compact DC power supplies mounted inside – on the side (vertically) – of each frame.  Each power train is fed from a three-phase, 480-volt AC source and converts the power to 48-volts DC inside the enclosure for battery reserve (which is also housed in the system). With the Edge data center power architecture, rectifiers and batteries are hot-swappable and self-configurable.

The Edge power architecture can be implemented in full, dual N+N redundant or single N+1 redundant configurations. The diagram below illustrates the dual N+N variant of the data center power architecture, which features full dual-redundancy of the power trains – including rectifiers, batteries, controllers and dual, separate 480-volt AC utility feeds. In comparison, the N+1 redundancy architecture features a single AC utility feed with an N+1 rectifier configuration.

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