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Airbus buys HP PODs: Data center news in brief

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus will deploy HP containerized data centers in Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany.

Airbus deploys HP POD data center containers
The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has taken delivery of two containerized HP Performance Optimized Datacenters (PODs) in which it will deploy 2,016 clustered HP ProLiant BL280 G6 blade servers in as a high-performance computing (HPC) supercomputer. It will be the world’s 29th biggest computer according to the TOP500 Supercomputer list published in June.

Raritan displays data center metrics
Raritan is now offering the Smart Rack Controller (EMX) that collects data center metrics such as temperature, humidity, airflow, air pressure, smoke, water and contact closure -- from cameras, as well as from Raritan's new electronic asset tracking product. The IP-based appliance acts as a central connection point for the company’s environmental sensors and can display information via an LCD display or in a Web browser. EMX comes in two models -- EMX2-111 and the EMX2-888, which support up to 16 sensors and up to 128 sensors, respectively. Pricing for the EMX2-111 starts at $375.

JouleX improves energy management suite
JouleX, which provides energy management software for data centers, offices and facilities, has a new version of its JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) that now supports Cisco EnergyWise, Intel Data Center Manager, and VMware vCenter and Distributed Power Manager. It also supports power control of servers from Hewlett-Packard, Dell and IBM, and offers improved analytics and reporting, the company said.

Eaton offers outlet-level power monitoring, control
Eaton Corp.’s improved ePDU family of intelligent power distribution units (PDUs) now provide monitoring and control of power consumption at the individual outlet level, helping data center managers make better decisions about power usage and find cost savings. The units monitor voltage, current and power factor, and provide full control of each outlet, allowing users to remotely switch the outlet on and off or reboot. The units can be equipped with an optional Environmental Monitoring Probe to track temperature, humidity and contact closure at the rack level. The Eaton ePDUs are offered in 14 configurations with eight different input plugs, featuring 200-240 volt power output to C13 and C19 outlets.

Peak 10 expands data center capacity
Managed services and cloud provider Peak 10 Inc. added 15,000 square feet of raised-floor capacity to its Nashville, Tenn., facility, bringing the total to over 40,000 square feet. The company is also adding over 26,000 square feet of customer workspace to its Nashville campus as part of its Workspace Recovery service, which allows customers to recover in case of a disaster.

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