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New Data Center Energy Management Firm Enters Fray

Linda Hardesty

RLE Technologies, a provider of water leak detection systems and web-based monitoring, has established a new division, Future Resource Engineering, to provide data centers with energy management services. The new enterprise will systematically identify facility and operational inefficiencies in enterprise or embedded data centers and implement systems to reduce power usage. Future Resource Engineering administers   …Continue Reading


Amazon Signs PPA with Pattern Energy Group

Karen Henry

Amazon has signed a 13-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pattern Energy Group to support the construction and operation of the 150 MW Amazon Web Services Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge) in Benton County, Indiana. This is Pattern Energy’s first wind project in Indiana. Pattern expects to begin construction of the wind farm in April and   …Continue Reading


Grupo Offers DCIM from No Limits Software

Linda Hardesty

No Limits Software, a provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM), added Mexican-based Grupo as a value added distributor of its RaMP DCIM system. Grupo products include UPSs, air conditioners, transient suppressers, generators, static transfer switches, line conditioners, fire protection, access control and video surveillance. No Limits Software’s RaMP will be the exclusive DCIM offered   …Continue Reading


ePlus Named Cisco EnergyWise Suite Authorized Partner

Linda Hardesty

ePlus Technology has achieved EnergyWise Suite Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy, and support Cisco EnergyWise Suite products. The Cisco EnergyWise Suite ATP Program assists partners in marketing and reselling the Cisco EnergyWise Suite, which helps customers to   …Continue Reading


FieldView DCIM Software Selected for TransUnion Data Centers

Karen Henry

Credit information services company TransUnion has selected FieldView Solutions’ data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software for its data centers. The software will identify overheating or overcooling zones and pinpoint the most efficient placement of IT assets so that TransUnion’s data centers consume less energy. TransUnion is utilizing FieldView to extract real-time information from its newest data center’s   …Continue Reading


Modern Data Centers Faster, More Energy Efficient

Karen Henry

Innovations in modern data center design have been shepherded by the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft and include improvements to power supply and distribution, more flexible hardware, new cooling methods and cloud-oriented server design. An article in InformationWeek highlights some of the more recent data center innovations that are being implemented by conventional   …Continue Reading


Manhattan Data Center Expands Implementation of Infrastructure Management Software

Karen Henry

Data center colocation services provider Telx has expanded its deployment of ABB Decathlon to manage and optimize infrastructure performance in a new area of its Manhattan data center. Earlier this year, Telx implemented Decathlon for Data Centers on the 10th floor of its facility at 32 Avenue of the Americas. Decathlon monitors the control room   …Continue Reading


Energy Improvements Save Kaiser Permanente 6.9M kWh

Karen Henry

Energy Star has named Kaiser Permanente as a Low Carbon IT Champion. Kaiser took part in Energy Star’s Low Carbon IT Challenge campaign, which challenges companies nationwide to change the way they use their energy—specifically within their information technology equipment and data centers. By implementing a series of energy improvements, Kaiser has saved 6.9 million   …Continue Reading


Swedish Data Centers Generate Income from Waste Heat

Karen Henry

Transporting waste heat from a data center and using it elsewhere isn’t easy. It is so difficult, in fact, that some companies looking to make use of their waste heat break up their data centers instead, installing servers very close to homes and offices so that waste heat can effectively be used to heat them.   …Continue Reading


Schneider Integrates DCIM with HP OneView

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric announced the integration of its data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software with HP’s infrastructure management platform. This certified integration provides converged IT and facilities management personnel with visibility into an organization’s server, storage and networking systems for service management. The integration between StruxureWare for Data Centers and HP OneView enables bidirectional, live communications   …Continue Reading


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