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Aztec AMC Modular HVAC system Reduces Data Center Cooling Costs

Linda Hardesty

Mestex’s new HVAC product design, the Aztec AMC, is created to meet more stringent codes and standards for commercial HVAC systems, including data center applications. The new HVAC design combines energy-efficient evaporative cooling technology with an advanced air turnover system. The Aztec system can harness cooler outside air to support indoor cooling and lower power usage   …Continue Reading


Wells Fargo Helps Finance 4 Energy Start-ups

Linda Hardesty

Wells Fargo & Company selected four clean technology startups for the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a five-year, $10 million program to foster innovative environmental technologies. The program is funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In this first of   …Continue Reading


Regulating the Energy Supply Chain for the new Information Economy

Bob Landstrom

The expansion of the information economy is accelerating. Every two years, the digital universe will double in size, and according to EMC will reach 44 zettabytes (44 trillion gigabytes) by 2020. That’s about 5,200 gigabytes of data per person. Data processing fuelling the information economy also fuels the continued energy consumption of data centers. As   …Continue Reading


Emerson Intros Custom Air Handling for Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Emerson Network Power introduced Liebert Custom Air Handling Units, designed specifically for data center applications. Comprised of the Liebert Direct Evaporative Free-Cooling Unit, Liebert Indirect Evaporative Free-Cooling Unit, Liebert Chilled Water Air Handler and Liebert DX Air Handler, the suite offers a high level of customization and flexibility from a single supplier. The Liebert Custom   …Continue Reading


UPS Integrates Flywheel, Battery Energy Storage for Extended Runtime

Linda Hardesty

Active Power, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, is now offering an Extended Runtime option on its CleanSource HD UPS that provides operators up to 30 minutes of additional UPS runtime. A secondary energy storage system – such as valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries or Active Power’s CleanSource DC product – supplements   …Continue Reading


RagingWire Data Centers Earn Energy Star

Linda Hardesty

RagingWire Data Centers has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification for its Sacramento, California and Ashburn, Virginia data center facilities. Energy Star recognition signifies that the data center buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency. RagingWire says its colocation facilities can face greater energy efficiency   …Continue Reading


Eaton Offers Prefabricated Power Management for Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Eaton rolled out prefabricated power solutions for data centers in the US. The offering can be customized to meet most data center technical requirements and is engineered to minimize the risk of unplanned downtime through proper coordination of power protective devices. Eaton says the prefabricated options can be installed quickly with pre-tested and pre-wired solutions,   …Continue Reading


GE Introduces Line of High-Power, Space-Saving Rectifiers

Karen Henry

GE’s Critical Power business has introduced its new GP100 line of power rectifiers, providing data- and power-intensive three-phase applications with compact, 1U1, 6-kW 54-volt AC-to-DC power rectifiers. The GP100 line includes GE’s GP100R compact module for data center and telecommunications rack or cabinet mounting and its GP100M for embedded data, networking and industrial power supply solutions.   …Continue Reading


Raritan Switch Provides Outlet-level Metering

Linda Hardesty

Raritan, a provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM), announced new power management capabilities for its Intelligent Rack Transfer Switch that helps data centers keep equipment operating through power failures and provides insights on energy usage and rack-equipment health. The Intelligent Rack Transfer Switch – which uses a patent-pending hybrid design for load transfers from   …Continue Reading


FieldView’s 2015 DCIM Improves Data Center Resilience

Karen Henry

FieldView Solutions has launched FieldView 2015 DCIM. The new data center infrastructure management software improves data center resilience by capturing, correlating and analyzing massive amounts of live data, enabling simulations of potential failures, contemplated changes and planned maintenance downtime. FieldView 2015 DCIM helps bridge the operational data needs of IT and facilities managers by assembling   …Continue Reading