The Green Data Center Alliance has received a $500K grant that will underwrite the creation of guidelines and best practices to help data centers to significantly lower their energy consumption. Read More
The bidding war continues for UK critical power equipment vendor Chloride Power. Emerson Electric appears to have seized the upper hand with a revised bid of $1.5 billion, topping a $1.3 billion offer from ABB. Read More
Active Power (ACPW) said yesterday that it has received a follow-on multimillion dollar order for its CleanSource UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems from a major search company, totaling nearly 13 megawatts of total rated UPS capacity. Read More
Data centers can now earn the Energy Star label seen on TVs, refrigerators and computer monitors. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially launched a program that allows data centers to receive an Energy Star rating based on a PUE score. Read More
ABB Ltd today made an offer of $1.3 billion for UK-based critical power firm Chloride, topping a $1.1 billion offer made in April by American critical power firm Emerson Electric. The Chloride board has accepted ABB’s 325 pence per share offer. Read More
This white paper from Schneider Electric describes the challenges that a typical data center presents to the system study engineer, common pitfalls that must be avoided, and how a system study is crucial to the successful performance of a data center power system.
QTS chief technology officer Simon Tusha says the cost of power is transforming the economics of building and operating data centers. Tusha says it doesn’t make sense to build data centers with less than 30 megawatts of power capacity. Read More
Active Power (ACPW) has received an $8 million order for its PowerHouse container solution, which the company says its the largest single order in its history. Read More
This white paper from Eaton discusses criteria to help data center managers choose the right power distribution units for today and prepare for the future demand of high density computing. Read More
Emerson Electric (EMR) is making another run at acquiring UK company Chloride Power (CHLD), making a $1.1 billion offer to combine two leading makers of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) equipment. The deal was promptly rejected by Chloride, which said Emerson’s offer undervalued the company. Read More
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