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
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
Active Power (ACPW) reports $6 million in orders, Interxion expands Amsterdam data center, Equinix (EQIX) and Switch & Data (SDXC) disclose another extension for closing their merger. Read More
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
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