Links: Schneider, Nirvanix, Involta, Server Tech

Schneider delivers StruxureWare for Data Centers, Google exec Froutan joins Nirvanix as CTO, Involta plans colocation center in Duluth, Server Technology introduces Smart POPS.

Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for June 27th:

Schneider Delivers StruxureWare for Data Centers - Global energy management specialist Schneider Electric has introduced StruxureWare for Data Centers, a management software suite designed to address all aspects of the data center physical infrastructure needed to maximize availability and efficiency. StruxureWare for Data Centers combines Schneider Electric’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Data Center Facility Management (DCFM) software tools to provide data gathering, monitoring and automation, and planning and implementation functionalities enabling an integrated and multifaceted view of all the mission critical physical systems of the data center.

Google Exec Froutan Joins Nirvanix as CTO - Nirvanix today announced the appointment of Paul Froutan as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective immediately. Froutan will report to Scott Genereux, President and CEO of Nirvanix. Froutan will chart the future technology direction of the company to further develop its services and optimize data center efficiency to support Nirvanix's customers. Froutan was most recently at Google as Head of Global Data Center Infrastructure. Prior to Google, Froutan was Vice President of Product Development at Rackspace Hosting.

Involta Plans Duluth Colo Center - Involta, LLC announces plans to build and operate a 20,000 square foot hardened enterprise data center in Duluth, Minnesota. While final approvals from local agencies are still pending, design of the facility is currently underway. The $10.5 million, 24,000 square foot facility will feature 10,000 square feet of conditioned data center space that will utilize the naturally cooler climate of Duluth to increase efficiency. The building is being designed to be LEED certified.

Server Technology Introduces Smart POPS - Server Technology, Inc., the global leader for Cabinet Power Distribution Units (CDU) and Power Measurement and Monitoring Solutions, today announced the release of the Smart POPS (Per Outlet Power Sensing) CDU product family. The Smart POPS CDUs were originally created when one of the world's largest financial institutions came to Server Technology and was seeking a solution that would provide power measurements on their individual servers, but as a financial institution they also needed the peace of mind that their outlet state would never be turned to off. Unlike Server Tech's  Switched CDUs which do provide outlet reboot status,Smart CDUs' outlets are always on.