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Decrease Costs and Gain a Competitive Advantage By Improving DCIM

With the evolution of the modern data center come some very real – and very new – management challenges. In an effort to be competitive in the industry, many organizations have deployed new technologies in their environment. The issue is that these new tools and platforms become management challenges. The problem became apparent when numerous moving parts within a data center had to be managed by various people or numerous different software tools. Read More

Active Power Announces 11MW Flywheel Deal

An Active Power PowerHouse unit providing containerized power infrastructure for a modular data center.

Active Power has received a multimillion dollar purchase order for its flywheel-based CleanSource UPS systems. The systems, which total nearly 11 megawatts of UPS capacity, are slated for deployment at a data center owned by “one of the world’s leading internet search firms.” Read More

GitHub: Outage Caused by Failover Snafu

The open source code repository GitHub experienced an extended outage last Saturday, which the site now attributes to failover sequences that triggered high levels of activity for network switches and file servers. Read More

Data Center Modernization: From Smart Data Centers to Enterprise Smart Grids

The evolution of the modern data center has taken place on numerous levels. Now, data center managers are looking for ways to optimize their environments and gain an upper hand on cost management. One of the biggest ways to create a more robust environment while still controlling costs is to examine how power consumption is being used within a given environment. Read More

Study: Granular Fan Control Lowers Cooling Energy Costs

A new study highlights how granular control of fans on air handlers can significantly lower cooling costs. A joint study from Digital Realty Trust (DLR), Vigilent Corporation, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) resulted in a 66 percent decrease of cooling energy usage in a California data center. Read More

Schneider, ETAP Team to Simulate Power Changes

Schneider Electric and analytical engineering firm ETAP announced a new advanced electrical power analysis and simulation solution module for data centers, which provides data center operators with added power system intelligence. Read More

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