Mission Critical Applications for Data Centers

March 27, 2012 

Topic:                  Mission Critical Applications for Data Centers
Speaker:             Sonny K. Siu, PE

Time:                   5:30 PM - Attitude Adjustment
                                    6:00 PM - Meeting
                                    7:00 PM - Dinner
Location:              Sinbad's Restaurant
                                    Pier 2 The Embarcadero
                                    San Francisco, CA 94111
Cost:                    $25 (at the door)
                                    Limited Seating (RSVP Required)
                                    $30 (Email pre-registration)
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Contact:                Bob Formicola 
                                    (209) 470–3056

Mission Critical Applications for Data Centers, Financial Institutions, Telecommunication and Government typically have Generators and UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies) providing backup power to keep their Critical IT (Information Technology) loads online.  Tier I and Tier II topologies according to ANSI/TIA-942 are very simple and straightforward with no redundancy or single distribution path with redundant components.  Tier III and Tier IV configurations are increasing complex with multiple distribution paths, concurrent maintainability and multiple active paths.   This paper will explore the high level compatibility, sizing and design considerations for Generators and UPSs in Tiers I, II, III & IV topologies.   By Sonny Siu and John Lopopolo.

Sonny K. Siu (SM’01, AM’82) received his Diploma of Electrical Power Technology from British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1978.  He served as IAS Chapter Chairs for Los Angeles ‘01 and San Francisco ‘08.  SF received Best Large IAS Chapter award in 2008.  He has been involved in project management and engineering of critical power systems for telecommunication, military, health care, government, financial and banking in Canada, Hong Kong, U.S. and Europe for the past 30 years.   With Ove Arup ’81, Associated Engineers ’82-’84, Syska Hennessy ’85-‘98 and EYP Mission Critical Facilities (Data Center Engineers) from 1999 until acquired in 2008 by Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) Critical Facilities Services. Mr. Siu is a PMP/Project Management Professional & Registered Engineer in Arizona, California and other states.