Mission critical electrical equipment, such as servers, programmable logic controllers, industrial and automation components, need power protection and conditioning supply. It means electrical infrastructure must be able to secure electrical energy continuity at the input terminals, at the right power quality level, and at the same time guaranteeing the electrical infrastructure selectivity.

Whilst data centers are increasing in number and are growing larger and more complex, the way to keep control of costs, availability and reliability, while maintaining flexibility, is to take full advantage of standardization and modularity. This report from ABB examines how to achieve this.