There's a lot of news today, so here's a quick rundown of some links that may be of interest:
- UPS Sales Help Emerson: Strong sales of Liebert UPS systems and data center cooling products helped Emerson Electric (EMR) report higher-than-expected quarterly profits. Emerson's Network Power division, which includes Liebert power and cooling products, increased by 14 percent in the quarter. Growth for Emerson Network Power's uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and precision cooling businesses was "in excess of 20 percent."
- Lee, APC-MGE in Alliance: Lee Technologies, Inc. and APC-MGE have announced an alliance in which Lee Technologies will provide APC-MGE products and systems as part of its core offering. Founded in 1983, Lee Technologies protects technology infrastructure from disaster for some of the world's most demanding government agencies, Fortune 1000 companies.
- Diesel Rules May Impact Generators: A federal rule limiting the use of sulfur in diesel fuel is taking effect, and could limit the performance of data center generators, as explained over at SearchDataCenter. The issue is that ultralow-sulfur diesel fuel has less energy content, so generators may be less responsive to sudden changes in load. Some experts express more concern than others, but given the recent attention to generator problems, this is important reading.
- Rackable Updates Storage Product: Rackable Systems (RACK) has launched a new generation of high-performance clustered storage appliances. The company's new Eco-Logical storage products feature high-efficiency, low-power consumption and intelligent design intended to improve price performance per watt, eWEEK reports.