Could new miniature nuclear reactors be a workable solution for the data center industry? The reactors are set to be commercially available in 2013 and generate 27 megawatts of power.
The Environmental Protection Agency is moving closer to finalizing an Energy Star efficiency rating for servers, which will help data center managers compare energy usage among vendors. Read More
Energy Consumption Rating initiative is a project aimed at creating energy-efficiency metrics for network devices. Read More
Morgan Stanley plans to spend more $400 million to build a huge data center in Scotland that will be powered by tidal energy, and may seek to lease the huge facility to Google. Read More
Flywheel UPS manufacturer Pentadyne Power Corporation announced this week that has closed $22 million in financing from its existing investors. Read More
In the latest sign of growing interest in flywheels, Active Power, Inc. (ACPW) this week reported its largest single order to date. Read More
High-density blade server installations sometimes create as many problems as they solve, according to Microsoft’s James Hamilton. Read More
Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI) has acquired Onyx Power, Inc. a leading maker of custom power magnetics and power distribution equipment for the data center. Read More
Is “green” gaining traction? Data center power news from APC Schneider, Active Power (ACPW), Caterpillar (CAT) and Capstone Turbine (CPST). Read More
Uptime’s Ken Brill warns that some data center operators are manipulating or manufacturing Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) numbers.