Power

Criminals, Critters Cause Utility Outages

Squirrels, ospreys, marijuana farms and incompetent criminals were among the culprits in unusual power outages over the past years, according to Eaton Corp., whose Blackout Tracker has identified some offbeat causes of utility downtime. Read More

Transphorm Targets Data Center Power Losses

Data center operators have spent years working on ways to reduce energy losses during power conversions as electricity makes its way from the utility grid to the servers. Stealthy startup Transphorm is attacking this problem, with backing from Google Ventures. Read More

Improvisation in Commissioning

A look at a test of the cooling system at Alinma Bank in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Load banks were not available, so heaters were used to simulate IT load.

Testing and commissioning a data center in Saudi Arabia requires some improvization, as shown by Alinma Bank, which recently earned Tier Three certification for its new facility in Riyadh. Read More

Perspectives on Power

Power issues have been a frequent topic of columns in the Industry Perspectives section of Data Center Knowledge. Here’s a roundup of thought leadership, expertise and opinions on power. Read More

nlyte Software Gets $12 Million Funding

nlyte Software, which makes data center capacity management tools, has received $12 million in Series C funding. The round was led by NGEN Partners, and the new capital will be used to expand nlyte’s operations. Read More

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