Eaton Corporation Partners with Rio Networks to Provide Power Solutions for its Oregon Colocation Data Center

December 06, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Eaton Corporation announced its collaboration with Rio Networks, a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in Central Oregon, to provide an uninterruptible power system (UPS) and power distribution unit (PDU) for its modern, energy-efficient colocation data center in Roseburg, Oregon.

The project, partially funded by a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, will implement the 99 percent efficient Eaton 9395 UPS and Powerware 225 kilovolt-amperes (kVA) PDU, to provide battery backup, and power conditioning to the energy supporting the data equipment inside the facility.

"Rio Networks is developing a modern, energy-efficient colocation data center to serve new business ventures and its many data clients well into the future," said Alan R Chiste, area sales manager, Eaton. "Energy is currently the most challenging data center cost to manage, and Eaton's products will not only provide a highly efficient and reliable power supply, but also allow Rio Networks to maximize its return on investment through reduced utility costs."

The project includes total refurbishing to house individual Class A office suites for start-up companies, Rio Networks corporate offices and a 5,000 square foot data center facility, which will be the first backup or redundant solution created by Rio Networks to utilize free-cooling methods and water chilled to temperatures well above the industry standard to substantially reduce its energy usage and related costs.

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