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Maintaining Long-Term Reliability of Critical Power Systems

Critical applications require uninterruptible, high quality power. The most advanced of these systems are found in data centers where uninterruptible power supply and generator equipment maintain the continuity of power without one cycle of interruption. Effective maintenance is required to keep these systems dependable. Read More

Vigilent, CiRBA Raise Funding for DCIM Tools

Investors continue to see opportunity in the growing market for data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software. Today CiRBA said it has raised $15 million in institutional funding, while Vigilent has lined up $6.7 million from Accel Partners and several “super angels.” Read More

Second Vantage Facility Earns LEED Platinum

The exterior of the' V2 data center on the Vantage Data Centers campus in Santa Clara, Calif. (Photo: Vantage)

Vantage Data Centers said today that its V2 data center in Santa Clara, Calif. has earned a Platinum certification from the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. Platinum is the highest level of the LEED rating system for energy efficient buildings. Read More

Skanska USA Goes Modular, Eyes Colo Market


Construction firm Skanska USA is deploying a new modular data center design that can deliver highly-efficient IT capacity in about four months. Skanska will use its modular design to build data centers for customers, and also as the nucleus for an ambitious plan for build a series of colocation facilities. Read More

Too Hot for Humans, But Google Servers Keep Humming

The Google data center in Belgium, which features no chillers and routes traffic to other facilities during hot spells. (Photo from Google)

Raising the temperature in server racks can make a data center more efficient. But what happens if the room gets too hot for people? If you’re Google, the servers keep humming along while the humans retreat to climate-controlled sections of the building. Read More

Warm Weather Clobbers Climate Data Archive

The unseasonably warm weather across much of the country has meteorologists and weather enthusiasts searching for precedents – and doing so in large enough numbers that it caused an outage for a leading repository of historic weather data. Read More

Emerson: 10 Common Data Center Surprises

At Data Center World, Emerson Network Power has released a list of 10 common surprises for data center and IT managers and offered tips on how to be prepared for them. Will you be surprised by these surprises? Check out the list. Read More

Eaton to Offer STULZ Cooling Products

Eaton Corporation will expand its data center product portfolio by offering its customers cooling equipment from STULZ Air Technology Systems, the companies said this week at the AFCOM Data Center World Conference in Las Vegas. Read More

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