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Tusha: Power Economics Favor Huge Data Centers

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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

Emerson Bids $1.1 Billion for UPS Maker Chloride

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

Power Monitoring 101

Power now represents the single largest component of operating cost. Yet, rarely is energy as closely managed as it should be. This white paper from Eaton looks at power monitoring options that are available for organizations of any size. Read More

When The Power Goes Out at Google

What happens when the power goes out at a Google data center? We found out on Feb. 24, when a power outage at a Google facility caused more than two hours of downtime for Google App Engine, the company’s cloud computing platform for developers. Read More

Greenpeace’s Hosting: Not ‘Truly Green’

In attacking Facebook, Greenpeace asserts that “the only truly green data centers are the ones running on renewable energy.” Given this stance, one might expect Greenpeace’s hosting operations to be housed in facilities powered entirely by 100 percent renewable energy. You’d be wrong. Read More

Google Using Bloom Box, But Not in Data Center

Google (GOOG) was the first customer for Bloom Energy, and is using the startup’s gas-powered fuel cells in its operations. But contrary to early media reports, it is not using any of the “Bloom Boxes” in its data centers at present. Read More

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