Feel The Power: Eaton, Active Power, Peak 10

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We’re feeling the power at DCK this morning, as there’s been a flurry of power-related news. Here’s a roundup:

  • Eaton Corporation has launched Eaton Enterprise Power Manager (EPM) software and a full line of power cables to help measure and manage power at the rack and server levels. EPM software aggregates power management information for Eaton’s enclosure power distribution units (ePDUs) and midrange UPS units. “With the EPM software, you don’t have to surf hundreds of URL addresses to gain important visibility into your enclosure power distribution statistics,” said Michael Camesano, product manager, ePDUs and enclosures, Eaton. “If you do not have a high-end power or facilities management system, EPM provides essential visibility into power conditions at a very reasonable price.” EPM software is available for download from Eaton’s ePDU web site.
  • Peak 10, Inc.has added generator capacity at its Raleigh data center, the company said this week. The company has added two 2.25 megawatt diesel generators, which will run in parallel with an existing 1.75 megawatt unit to give the facility a total of 6.25 megawatts of diesel generator backup. Peak 10 plans to add a third 2.25 megawatt genset and then upgrade the older generator with a fourth new 2.25 MW unit, giving Peak 10 Raleigh a total of 9 megawatts of generator backup. Peak 10 worked with Progress Energy and PowerSecure International on the project.
  • Active Power, Inc. (ACPW) has announced two ordersfor a total of 16 of its 900kVA flywheel UPS units from Caterpillar (CAT). One order for 10 UPS systems is scheduled for delivery in first quarter 2009, witha  second order for six 900 kVA systems scheduled for late 2008. “These two orders exemplify the confidence the market is placing in flywheel technology and its inherent benefits of energy and space efficiency, high reliability and environmental sustainability,” said Jim Clishem, president and CEO, Active Power.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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