Eaton Opens Data Centers in Kentucky
Eaton’s data center in Simpsonville, Kentucky received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification, as rated by the US Green Building Council. The Louisville site is expected to be certified later this summer because the two facilities are identical.
“As a power management company, finding innovative ways to enable our customers to reduce energy costs and to use power more efficiently, effectively, and safely is central to Eaton’s mission,” said Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer. “Our new data centers are energy efficient by design, deploy Eaton’s most sophisticated power management technologies, and support our company’s growing data processing needs while conserving energy and water.”
“This is an exciting day for both Simpsonville and Louisville with the opening of these new, high-tech, energy-efficient facilities,” said Gov. Beshear. “The Commonwealth is delighted to have played a role in making these developments possible and look forward to continuing our relationship with Eaton Corporation for many years to come.”
The new data centers’ design will target an aggressive Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating. Developed by The Green Grid, a technology industry consortium dedicated to raising energy efficiency of data centers, PUE is an industry recognized metric designed to reflect a data center’s power efficiency by dividing the total power entering an IT facility by the total power consumed by the IT equipment located in the building.
Eaton has installed its award winning 9395 Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS) at the new facilities, which are 99 percent efficient. In addition, Eaton has also installed their new 400V ePDU product to extend the capabilities of its UPS technology line allowing users to run servers at 230V increasing efficiency and reducing distribution costs.
To monitor and manage energy use at the new data centers, Eaton deployed its Foreseer Enterprise Power Monitoring software, which works in conjunction with building management systems (BMS) to provide a comprehensive and “real time” view of the electrical, mechanical, life safety and security systems.
To protect mission-critical electronics and servers, Eaton installed its Wright Line Heat Containment System (HCS) technology, which features the scalable Paramount Enclosure System. These enclosures can lower air handling-related power usage by up to 30 percent.