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Data Center Expands with Cannon Modular Pods

Linda Hardesty

Red Cloud, an Australian hosting company, has signed an agreement to deploy Cannon Technologies T4 range of modular data center systems to power its data center expansion. Red Cloud is increasing its footprint by investing in 11 data centers around Australia providing one million square feet of technical space. All of the Red Cloud data   …Continue Reading


ManageEngine Integrates Intel Plug-In

Linda Hardesty

Australia-based ManageEngine, an IT management company, is adding power management to its data center infrastructure management (DCIM) portfolio with a new plug-in from Intel. ManageEngine is offering the Intel plug-in for its RackBuilder Plus DCIM software, which can monitor 50,000 devices or one million interfaces from a single server. The new plug-in lets administrators know   …Continue Reading


Power Assure Goes Belly Up

Linda Hardesty

Power Assure, a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) company, has been dissolved, reports Data Center Knowledge. The Santa Clara, Calif. company ran out of enough liquidity to continue operating, according to the company’s CTO Clemens Pfeiffer. Power Assure focused on monitoring power consumption of individual IT equipment and server racks within data centers. In July,   …Continue Reading


Liquid-Cooled Supercomputer Saves NREL $1M in Energy Costs

Karen Henry

Crunching a quadrillion calculations per second takes a lot of energy, so it’s not surprising that supercomputing data centers generate a lot of heat. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have created a supercomputer that uses warm water to cool its servers and then reuses that water   …Continue Reading


Yahoo! JAPAN Selects Raritan PDU

Linda Hardesty

Raritan’s rack power distribution unit (PDU) was selected to support the service infrastructure of Yahoo! JAPAN in Tokyo. Yahoo introduced the Raritan intelligent PDU to its service IT infrastructure to monitor real-time power consumption so that decisions could be made quickly on where new servers and racks should be added to support expansion. One issue   …Continue Reading


UAE Data Center Hires CommScope

Linda Hardesty

CommScope was chosen to partner with Ooredoo at its Qatar data center in the United Arab Emirates to implement intelligent LED lighting and infrastructure. The Redwood lighting software from CommScope enables Ooredoo to individually address, monitor and manage the lighting of the data center. Redwood fixtures and sensors are individually addressable. This design allows a   …Continue Reading


Data Centers Join Better Buildings Challenge

Linda Hardesty

The Energy Department announced the first data center owners and operators that have committed, through the Better Buildings Challenge, to reduce their energy use by at least 20 percent over the next decade. The 19 new partners joining the Better Buildings Challenge are: Argonne National Laboratory CoreSite Realty Corporation U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Information   …Continue Reading


Emerson Network Power, Raritan Named to DCIM Tools Magic Quadrant

Karen Henry

Emerson Network Power and Raritan have been included in the first Gartner Magic Quadrant for DCIM tools. Gartner defines data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools as tools that monitor, measure, manage and control data center resources and energy consumption. Emerson and Raritan are among 17 DCIM vendors selected from a field of more than 90   …Continue Reading


Chimney Enables Free-Air Cooling for Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Cannon T4 says its new Cocooning Chimney works as part of a free-air cooling system, which uses ambient air to remove the heat from a data center. Cannon says a key challenge is providing the correct balance between cold aisle temperature, IT equipment fan speed and hot air return temperature. Cocooning via a vertical chimney   …Continue Reading


Amazon Advances District Heating in Seattle

Linda Hardesty

Amazon is making plans to heat some of its buildings in downtown Seattle with waste heat generated from data centers in the nearby Westin Building, according to Geek Wire. An underground system of pipes will transfer waste heat via water from the data centers to the Amazon buildings; once the water has cooled down, it   …Continue Reading


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