Thursday, 18 November 2010

Emerson Network Power Announces 20 percent Power Boost For UK Data Centres

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today announced that it has cracked a major problem limiting the electrical load capacity and international competitiveness of UK data centres. Uniquely in the UK, all its big data centre customers can now draw power at ‘unity power factor’ – typically extending the capacity of UK data centres by 20 percent.

The news is particularly significant for UK data centres, which, under pressure to relocate to cheaper, rural sites, have been constrained by the availability of power supplies - a situation mitigated by new UPS systems, such as Chloride Trinergy, that get more active power from pre-existing mains capacity.

“In the past, UPS manufacturers had to give big data centres the bad news that the power available for their racks was very much less than the capacity available from the AC incoming supply simply due to the installation of a UPS system. This is a huge limiting factor on capacity at UK data centres,” said Rob Tanzer, technical support manager for the Chloride AC Power business of Emerson Network Power in the United Kingdom. “The good news is that advances in UPS technology mean that data centres can now get 20 percent more capacity from both existing mains supply and back up generators.”
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