New Study Reinforces Case for DC Power Savings

Dennis Symanski, EPRI

Five years after a key study outlining the potential energy savings for DC power distribution, adoption remains limited, even as the data center industry aggressively pursues a wide array of other energy savings strategies. Advocates of DC power continue to make the case for DC distribution in data centers, and at the Data Center Efficiency Summit presented a new case study showing gains over AC systems. Read More

Rethink Power Monitoring

In “Power Monitoring for Modern Data Centers” noted Electrical Engineer, Reza Tajali, P.E. of Square D Power Systems Engineering, offers a quick but insightful understanding of data center energy consumption and how to measure it. Read More

ComRent Highlights Rack-Mounted Load Bank


ComRent, a load bank rental solutions and services company has announced the development of its CRLS 11.5 rack-mounted load bank system, which it says allows for a more accurate validation test compared to using floor standing load banks for CRAC and Chiller System capacity tests. Read More

ABB Teams With IO on DC-Powered Modules

ABB continues to invest in direct current (DC) power technology, which offers the potential for simplifying power distribution systems in data centers. Today ABB said it is partnering with IO on the development of a new data center module based on direct current (DC) power. Read More

Power Assure Raises $13.5 Million

Data center energy management specialist Power Assure has closed a new round of funding, securing $13.5 million in Series B financing from an investor group led by strategic partner ABB. Read More

Report: Data Center Energy Use is Moderating

The upward trend in the growth of data center energy usage has slowed, according to a new study from Stanford professor Jonathan Koomey. The report found that data center power consumption increased by 36 percent from 2005 to 2010. Read More

AT&T Will Use Bloom Boxes in Data Centers

Telecommunications giant AT&T will install Bloom Energy fuel cells at 11 sites in California, including some of the companies’ data centers and network facilities. The company will use Bloom Energy Servers – known as “Bloom boxes” – to supply 7.5 megawatts of power at its properties.
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