AUSTIN, TX-Active Power, Inc. joined the HP Data Center Solution Builders Program. Under the terms of the agreement, Active Power will offer its PowerHouse solution, a containerized power and cooling architecture, for the HP Performance Optimized Data Center (POD). Active Power will make available a standard-sized 450-kW configuration that can power a single HP POD, as well as configurable solutions that can power several HP PODs.

 “Organizations are expressing more and more interest in highly flexible and energy-efficient turnkey IT solutions due to the extended time and high costs required to build or even update and expand existing data centers,” said Nik Simpson, senior analyst, Data Center Strategies, Burton Group. Active Power has leveraged its flywheel UPS technology in the PowerHouse design. PowerHouse is a rugged, space efficient, and complete continuous power system that can include a standby generator, high-efficiency flywheel UPS system, chiller, and switchgear