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November 19, 2010

Emerson Network powers UK data centres capacity by 20%

Big data centre customers can now draw power at 'unity power factor'

By CBR Staff Writer

Emerson Network Power, a company enabling Business-Critical Continuity, said it has cracked the problem limiting the electrical load capacity and international competitiveness of UK data centres, extending the capacity of the data centres by 20%.

This development 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.

Emerson Network Power Chloride AC Power business UK technical support manager Rob Tanzer said the good news is that advances in UPS technology mean that data centres can now get 20% more capacity from both existing mains supply and back up generators.

"The ability of data centres to get 20 per cent more capacity from existing mains power is a huge competitive boost to UK business," Tanzer said.

"UPS that operates with a unity input power factor is an opportunity both to get more racks from a given incoming AC power source and to take advantage of the financial rewards for improved efficiency under the CRC energy efficiency scheme."

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