Data Center Links: Siemon, PDI, HP, Washington

Siemon launches new data center rack system, PDI releases 400 Amp Powerwave Bus System, HP and General Dynamics win Special Operations contracts of $151 million, Washington lawmakers ponder whether the new state data center was overbuilt.

Rich Miller

February 8, 2011

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Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for February 7th:

  • Siemon Launches New Data Center Rack System - Siemon today introduced its VersaPOD adjustable-depth, 4-post rack system that integrates with the same innovative high density Zero-U vertical patching and cable management solutions as offered with Siemon's popular VersaPOD Data Center Cabinet. The VersaPOD 4-post rack provides a quickly assembled, stable platform for mounting extended depth active equipment and efficiently managing high-density cabling in both data centers and telecommunications rooms. Press Release.

  • PDI Releases 400 Amp Powerwave Bus System - Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI), a leading manufacturer of mission critical distribution equipment for the data center market, recently announced the addition of the 400 amp Powerwave Bus SystemTM for data centers, industrial and commercial power applications. This release complements PDI's release of the 160, 225 and 250 amp bus earlier this year. Press release.

  • HP, General Dynamics win Special Ops Contracts - General Dynamics Corp. and Hewlett Packard Co. will provide network and data center services to the U.S. Special Operations Command under a pair of contracts that have a combined value of more than $151 million. The HP contract calls for enterprise data center management support services for USSOCOM's global enterprise IT server and storage computing environments. From Washington Technology.

  • Washington Legislators Want Answers on Data Center - Lawmakers in Washington state plan to look more closely at the cost and size of the controversial new State Data Center during a legislative hearing this week. Several House Democrats say a recent consultant’s report for the Office of Financial Management raises questions about the future use of the building that require review. Republicans also have said they want a better airing of how planners for the state’s $255 million project, which includes nearly 260,000 square feet of office space, might have missed the mark on the size of the data center portion. The state-funded report by Excipio Consulting LLC said the 50,000 square feet of data space in the Department of Information Services’ complex is far more than the state needs. From The Olympian.

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