Emerson has acquired Chloride Group PLC to assist the company’s growth strategy for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and integrated data centre solutions.
For all its advantages, virtualisation brings some unique challenges. Data centre power consumption may be lower but each server draws more power; and while there are fewer servers, each one becomes more critical than ever. Each beneficial change has flow-on effects that need to be managed. The good news is that there are practical and affordable ways to address all these challenges, and improve data centre efficiency in the process. Who better to explain than Eaton’s Craig Gob.
Shavlik NetChk Protect 7.5 helps eliminate security gaps and barriers to greener IT by integrating patch, AV and power management. It maximises energy cost savings while minimising systems missing critical security updates (patches) and antivirus definitions because they were powered off during scheduled maintenance periods.
The rising demand for high availability, reliability and efficient power is a continuous challenge for data centre operators. Improving energy efficiency can help address environmental, regulatory and economic pressures.
Power IQ Data Center energy management software claims to be a secure, centralised, power management solution that consolidates high volumes of power data and transforms it into useful information efficiently. It is suitable for the banking and financial services, government, communications and utilities sectors.
In the last few years, the data centre industry has been under increasing financial pressure driven by new IT technologies and rising energy costs. Christian Bertolini, APC by Schneider Electric, Chief Technology Officer, Pacific, sets out ways to alleviate these pressures and costs.
Allied Telesis has launched the AT-CV5001 18-slot managed Converteon media converter chassis that uses a highly efficient power supply and dual redundant hot swappable AC or DC power supplies with up to two redundant management cards. It replaces the AT-CV5000 chassis.
Eaton Corporation has created a Blackout Tracker that provides a snapshot of reported power outages across Australia and New Zealand.
Allied Telesis has launched the AT-CV5001, 18-slot managed Converteon media converter chassis, with efficient power supply and dual redundant hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies with up to two redundant management cards.
Eaton Corporation has announced its Energy Saver System technology that is claimed to enable large, three-phase uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) to operate at the highest efficiency in the industry - 99% - with reliability.
Silent Cube, distributed by The Microcare Group, is a permanent data storage and archiving system.
The SC200 V3 power system controller for telecommunications network operators features automated site energy-control options.
With the world running out of energy and the concomitant need to conserve energy, measuring the amount of energy used in data centres and the whole enterprise is critical. Merri Mack looks at proposed ways energy is to be measured and some of the small steps being made to implement a standard metric.
There is no doubt that the once humble data centre is at the zenith of recognition with interest unabated this year. We look at all aspects of design of the data centre right down to finding the best site and why the push for a green data centre is more about conserving power and costs rather than really being green. Merri Mack reports.
The demand for and reliance on electricity has far outstripped the ability of the public suppliers to deliver it. Moreover, many power outages occur inside the average Australian installation. Eaton issues advice to protect against power outages during severe weather, heat, electrical storms and cyclones.