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July, 2009

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July 27, 2009  4:53 PM

Eaton pushes 400/230V unit, but is it ready for (U.S.) primetime?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center power, Uninterruptible Power Supply

Last week, Eaton Corp. announced a new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with a 400V/230V power distribution that's uncommon in U.S. data centers. In most data centers, power comes from the utility at...

July 20, 2009  9:57 AM

Data center engineering firm to offer classes



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center education

PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc., a New Jersey-based engineering firm, will offer classes on data center facilities issues starting later this year. The company, run by Pete Sacco, a data center engineer well known in the industry, will...


July 15, 2009  12:51 PM

Active Power makes case for flywheel UPS in new paper



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Uninterruptible Power Supply

In a new whitepaper, flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) company Active Power makes the case for,...


July 6, 2009  4:28 PM

Emerson energy exec calls for data center water metric



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
data center cooling

Jack Pouchet, the director of energy initiatives for Emerson Network Power, is calling for a new metric measuring a data center's water use as compared to its productivity (measured in Emerson's own Compute Units per Second). In a


July 2, 2009  8:27 PM

Equinix wins energy savings award from Silicon Valley group



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Airside economizers, data center cooling, Variable frequency drive (VFD) fans

Major data center colocation company Equinix scored an energy award from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group this week for the energy-efficient design its data centers. Equinix has received almost $1 million in rebates from the...


July 2, 2009  1:14 AM

NSA to build massive $1.6 billion data center in Utah



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center construction, mega data center

Last week President Barack Obama signed a war spending bill that, among other things, gets the ball rolling on a massive National Security Agency data center that is estimated to cost $1.6 billion over the next four years. The data center would be built at Camp Williams, a military base just...


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