CAPRE’s Data Center Round Up for October 28, 2019

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Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for October 28, 2019: ABB Enables Smarter Data Center Solutions for GIGA Data Center: GIGA Data Centers has chosen ABB for its complete power solutions. Following its acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions (GE) in July 2018, ABB’s range now includes ‘Best of Both’ solutions, combining elements from ABB and GE to provide a more comprehensive offer that meets increasing demand for fast, decisive data center deployment. GIGA Data Centers aims to make modular data center technology available to every company, not just hyper-scale data centers. They believe companies seeking data center colocation should have access to the same high levels of efficiency and flexibility at a competitive cost. For the company’s new data center in Mooresville, North Carolina, GIGA worked closely with ABB from the outset to develop the critical power distribution design. The objectives of the project were to maximize scalability while achieving an ultra-low PUE, which is the ratio of total power consumed by the data center versus the power delivered to its servers. The average PUE in 2019 is 1.67, with GIGA achieving a much lower PUE of 1.15 for up to 50kW per rack cabinet. Compared to the industry average, this means that customers can reduce their operating costs by 31 percent just by being in GIGA’s facility. Aruba Switching Platform Extends From Data Center to Edge: Aruba, a Hewlett Packard…