Mazzarella Named President & CEO at Graybar

Kathleen Mazzarella is the new President and CEO of Graybar, a major distributor of electrical and communications products for the data center industry. She succeeds Robert Reynolds, Jr. who now serves as Graybar’s executive chairman, overseeing the company’s strategy and providing guidance to the executive team. Read More

ABB & Green Unveil DC-Powered Data Center

Swiss IT provider Green and power conglomerate ABB today unveiled a new data center in Zurich that they are touting as “the most powerful application of DC in a data center to date.” The facility features a 1 megawatt DC power distribution solution for the 1,100 square meter (11,800 square feet) expansion of the its Zurich-West data center. Read More

Maintaining Long-Term Reliability of Critical Power Systems

Critical applications require uninterruptible, high quality power. The most advanced of these systems are found in data centers where uninterruptible power supply and generator equipment maintain the continuity of power without one cycle of interruption. Effective maintenance is required to keep these systems dependable. Read More

Power Monitoring for Modern Data Centers

Mission critical facilities such as data centers are prime candidates for power monitoring systems. By employing monitoring systems to analyze system-wide real-time power data, facility managers can reduce the cost of electricity and improve its quality and reliability. Read More

Can Data Centers Can Make the Grid Greener?

Can the combined purchasing power of the data center industry make renewable energy more accessible? Google’s Joe Kava this week challenged the industry to work together to build a consortium to buy renewable power and push it to the grid. Read More

Software-Based Energy Efficiency Strategies

Advances in server technologies and increased load densities have lead to a growing energy consumption concern among data centers. Energy efficiency is thus of high priority to the data center and its operators. This white paper outlines a software-based approach to the data gathering, trending, and analysis that are necessary to apply successful energy efficiency measures within the data center.
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A Software-Oriented Approach to Energy Efficiency

To satisfy increasing load densities created by advances in server equipment as well as an increased demand for computing power, greater data center power consumption is necessary. Energy efficiency measures are therefore highly important considerations for data center designers, operators and owners. Read More

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