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Power Assure CTO Provides Insights into Data Center Energy Efficiency Rating Systems

August 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on Power Assure CTO Provides Insights into Data Center Energy Efficiency Rating Systems 

Web Hosting ToolboxSanta Clara, CA – Companies are now paying very close attention to power consumption throughout their data centers. To support this growing need, the industry has created both the metrics and tools required to measure and manage power utilization effectively.

Clemens Pfeiffer, CTO of Power Assure, Inc., has outlined the various rating systems available, and recommends how each can be used to improve energy efficiency throughout any data center. Read more

Power Assure to Showcase its Industry-Leading Energy Management Software at Datacenter Dynamics

June 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Power Assure to Showcase its Industry-Leading Energy Management Software at Datacenter Dynamics 

Hosting ServicesSanta Clara, Calif. – Power Assure®, Inc., a data center infrastructure and energy management solutions provider, today announced it will showcase its suite of energy management software at DatacenterDynamics San Francisco.

Attendees at the Power Assure booth will learn how data center operators can better monitor, plan, manage and optimize capacity and associated facility resources with Power Assure’s energy management software to reduce power costs, extend data center life, and automate existing processes without compromising service levels. Read more

The Green Grid Completes Energy Efficiency Measurement Recommendations

May 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on The Green Grid Completes Energy Efficiency Measurement Recommendations 

Webmaster ToolboxPortland, OR – The Green Grid Association, the IT industry’s leading voice for advancing resource efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, together with The Data Center Metrics Coordination Taskforce, today delivered its latest recommendations for energy efficiency measurement and reporting.

The new report, titled “Recommendations for Measuring and Reporting Overall Data Center Efficiency: Version 2 – Measuring PUE at Data Centers” completes the guidelines for applying the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE™) metric, created and promoted by The Green Grid. The new information includes specific recommendations for how to measure and calculate PUE in mixed-use data center facilities and introduces a condenser water source energy weighting factor. Read more

Verizon Saves Energy and Reduces Environmental Impact with Polargy Data Center Containment Solution

May 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verizon Saves Energy and Reduces Environmental Impact with Polargy Data Center Containment Solution 

Webmaster ToolboxSunnyvale, Calif. – With an eye to reducing its energy costs and carbon footprint, Verizon has decreased its data center energy usage by implementing the PolarPlex™ data center containment solution.

Rather than cooling the entire data center, this solution uses several methods to separate hot and cold air and maximize cooling potential. Containment designs include redirecting hot air from cold aisles, installing solid or plastic panels to contain temperatures and using special panels to fill empty cabinets and shelf positions. Read more

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