SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - RagingWire Data Centers, a leading data center colocation provider with over 650,000 square feet of data center space and campuses in both Northern California and Northern Virginia, has implemented TrendPoint Systems EnerSure on over 16,000 circuits at its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR certified Sacramento data center.
Jason Weckworth, vice president Data Center Operations for RagingWire, explains, "With TrendPoint products installed we now have the capability to determine the power consumption costs for each user with true utility-grade accuracy. We did a thorough search of existing and proposed products and selected TrendPoint's products to be a key element of our data center infrastructure management systems.
"RagingWire gains a competitive advantage with our ability to charge for actual energy usage versus a flat charge for energy consumption," continued Weckworth. "It's clear that with the rising use of energy in data centers, you need to create a positive feedback loop to individual customers allowing them to see and respond to their energy usage. With the TrendPoint branch circuit power meters and our custom billing management software, we are able to both accurately bill our customers and help them be responsive to the challenges of their own green IT initiatives."
Seventy-four EnerSure utility grade branch circuit power meters measure the amperage, voltage, power factor and wattage from RagingWire's 16,000 circuits and calculate wattage within 1% accuracy.
"RagingWire leads the data center industry with its patented energy delivery systems and flexible, high-density power," said Roger MacFarlane, CEO of TrendPoint. "The combination of TrendPoint's EnerSure meters and RagingWire's world-class infrastructure and customer experience model is a perfect fit for critical applications and web-centric services such as cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS)."
Measurements at RagingWire include single phase (two wire and three wire), as well as three phase circuits, all at full utility-grade readings. Customers are billed on real time power consumption data, which enables them to reduce power usage. "The onboard Ethernet, flexible CT lengths and sizes, and multiple communication protocols contributed to the ease of integration with our existing software systems on a large scale," said Weckworth.
TrendPoint is being implemented in RagingWire's Sacramento, California and Ashburn, Virginia campuses. These campuses feature RagingWire's patented power delivery system and the most technologically advanced and energy efficient infrastructure available in the data center industry. RagingWire is unique in the data center colocation marketplace because its facilities are designed, built, tested, and operated by in-house data center experts and operators. The combination of RagingWire people, process, and technology results in a service level agreement (SLA) that is unmatched in the industry -- 100% availability with no downtime even during maintenance windows.
"Our customers count on our infrastructure and our engineering and design skills," said Weckworth. "We thoroughly research and evaluate technology before moving forward and TrendPoint met or exceeded all of our requirements. As RagingWire expands its operations, we will continue to invest in the most innovative technologies and practices to insure that RagingWire's data centers are the most efficient and reliable in the country."
About RagingWire Data Centers
RagingWire designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver high-density power and 100% availability. The company has 650,000 square feet of critical data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia and the highest customer loyalty scores in the industry. Their patented power delivery systems and EPA ENERGY STAR rated facilities lead the data center market in reliability and efficiency. With flexible colocation solutions for retail and wholesale buyers, a carrier neutral philosophy, and unmatched customer service, RagingWire meets the needs of top enterprise, Internet, and government organizations. More information is available at www.ragingwire.com.
TrendPoint Systems provides industry-leading power and cooling monitoring systems that measure power consumption and provide predictive failure analysis to maximize uptime and energy efficiency. TrendPoint's EnerSure® products are the only utility-grade branch circuit and busway meters that are Class 1 certified, enabling use in billing applications, are retrofittable on any PDU or Busway Power system, and can be installed hot. More information is available at www.trendpoint.com.
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