Data Centers

Eaton Automatic Transfer Switch Provides Power Redundancy in Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Eaton introduced a new rack automatic transfer switch – the eATS30 Monitored platform for data centers in North and South America. Designed to switch non-phase alternating current (AC) power sources in the event of a power failure, the automatic transfer switch (ATS) is designed to allow for consistently resilient uptime for equipment with a single   …Continue Reading


Schneider Software Prevents Overcooling in Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric launched a new software module – Data Center Operation: Cooling Optimize – available within its Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) suite StruxureWare. This new capability adds intelligence to existing data center cooling systems. Data Center Operation: Cooling Optimize enables data center managers to understand the complexity of airflow within their facilities, including all   …Continue Reading


Data Center Installs Bloom Energy Fuel Cells

Linda Hardesty

Data center company Equinix, is installing a 1 MW Bloom Energy biogas fuel cell project at its SV5 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Silicon Valley. The deployment of fuel cells supports Equinix’s long-term sustainability goal of using 100 percent renewable energy across its platform of more than 100 data centers. The 1 MW   …Continue Reading


Raritan Does Hotel Energy Management via Data Center

Karen Henry

Raritan has helped Choice Hotels, the parent company of Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, EconoLodge and Cambria Suites, transition to a “lights out” data center. Raritan was charged with creating a data center management system that could be deployed with no disruption to Choice Hotel’s 24-hour reservation systems, provide reliable power delivery and include an easy-to-use,   …Continue Reading


Hydro-Electric Helps Power CenturyLink Data Center

Linda Hardesty

CenturyLink opened a new data center in Moses Lake, Washington, adding hydro-electric-powered data center services to its hybrid IT services portfolio. The data center will ultimately support up to 30 MW of IT load on the site, with an initial ramp to 8 MW. The facility’s electricity is supplied in part by hydroelectric generators powered   …Continue Reading


Eaton Measures Power at Outlet Level

Linda Hardesty

Eaton bolstered its rack power distribution unit (PDU) portfolio with new metered outlet power measurement for data centers, providing capabilities to monitor and measure critical factors such as voltage, current and power consumption. Eaton’s latest ePDUs help data center managers conserve energy with one percent billing grade accuracy at the outlet level. Eaton’s newest offering   …Continue Reading


Digital Realty Outlines Energy Saving Efforts

Linda Hardesty

The data center provider Digital Realty Trust announced updates to its sustainability initiatives related to saving energy. In late 2014, Digital Realty joined the Better Buildings Challenge, a Department of Energy initiative to improve energy efficiency in data centers by 20 percent by 2020. Paul Finch, Digital Realty’s Senior Technical Director, holds one of 16   …Continue Reading


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