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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?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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

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July 2, 2009  8:27 PM

Equinix wins energy savings award from Silicon Valley group

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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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