Data centres > Power

University data centre revision leads to megawatt UPS

20 October, 2011

Swinburne University of Technology has built a new data centre for primary IT activity, converting its old data centre into a disaster recovery centre. To power the new data centre, the university has installed two UPS units, each providing 500 kW of power.

Data centre power planning

07 October, 2011 by Jim Smith

Demand for data centres continues unabated, driven by factors like cloud computing and increasing use of multiapplication phones. These data centres must be efficient if they are to be successful. Jim Smith, CTO of Digital Realty Trust, discusses how power-usage planning can help build better data centres.

WTI NPS series network power switched PDUs

31 August, 2011

WTI’s NPS series network power switched PDUs are suitable for critical network installations needing remote power control and reboot of 240 VAC equipment.

Eaton Ellipse Eco/5PX/3S UPS range

24 May, 2011 by

The Ellipse Eco UPS, with EcoControl function that automatically disables peripherals when the master device is turned off, is said to deliver energy savings of up to 25% compared to previous models.

Blackout tracker finds Queensland the worse for power outages

24 March, 2011

Eaton’s Blackout Tracker report identifies Queensland as the state reporting the greatest number of power outages in 2010.

Emerson to help design data centres in India for Datacraft

17 March, 2011

Emerson Network Power has announced that it will help Datacraft design six internet data centres in India.

Ingram Micro/Certero PowerStudio PC power management tool

14 March, 2011

Ingram Micro and Certero Limited have released PowerStudio, a computer fleet PC power management tool, which saves energy, reduces CO2 and quickly lowers electricity bills for PCs, laptops and thin client machines.

Interworld Electronics VMR series outlet metered PDUs

15 February, 2011 by

VMR series outlet metered power distribution units (PDUs) are designed to monitor the power consumption of individual devices on a network and provide secure, remote power control and reboot capabilities.

Specsavers increases data centre capacity

18 January, 2011

Specsavers is the third-largest supplier of eye care in the world with an annual turnover of more than $2.1 billion in 2006. The company’s Australian and New Zealand manufacturing and retail operations rely on the 24/7 availability of its manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, finance and general office applications as well as its communications network that spans across all its sites.

Data centre markets optimistic for 2011

15 December, 2010

The Biannual Emerson Network Power study says the ICT infrastructure pipeline is set to grow and capital expenditure is also on the rise. So the Asian data centre is optimistic for 2011.

Power IQ 2.0 energy management software

25 November, 2010 by

Power IQ 2.0 energy management software can be used to help conserve energy in data centres. It provides thermal analytics for monitoring rack temperatures based on industry guidelines, enabling users to increase temperature to meet recommendations; alert users if temperature exceeds threshold conditions; and, provide long-term trend charts. It also enables graceful shutdown of under-utilised Windows and Linux servers.

True vendor partnerships key to TAFE’s success

08 November, 2010

The Box Hill TAFE in Victoria, through its entrepreneurial relationships with leading vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, Apple and APC, provides students with the opportunity to study at specialised academies within the TAFE. Chris Tayler*, the acting CIO, has the responsibility of ensuring the 24/7 operation is accessible for students across three metropolitan campuses plus many more international sites such as Fiji, Samoa and Kuwait.

Keeping enough power to data centres a key issue

08 October, 2010 by Merri Mack

It doesn’t depend on size or location, but wherever a data centre is you can be sure one of the main concerns of the operators is that they have enough power to keep servicing their clients. With data centres consuming around 2% of all power in the US and similar amounts in other countries, the race is on to guarantee sufficient power, reports Merri Mack.

Interworld Electronics MPC-HD series switched PDUs

16 September, 2010 by

The MPC-HD series switched PDUs are designed to provide secure, remote power control and reboot capabilities for high current devices such as Sun Blade 6000, Cisco Nexus 7000 data centre switches and HP 7000 blade servers.

APC by Schneider Electric Smart-UPS models

15 September, 2010 by

Two series of Smart-UPS models, designed for use in server rooms and network closets, provide data protection and, in ‘green’ mode, can achieve efficiencies of more than a claimed 97%.

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