Not only does Validus get $10 million from VC for their DC power project to improve energy efficiency. They get press coverage as well - news.com and ZDnet. Does this sound like the dot com era brought to Green IT?
Pumping DC power to the data center
Thomas Edison had it right, say the founders of start-up Validus DC Systems. Direct current is the way.
Validuson Tuesday announced that it has raised $10 million from Oak Hill Venture Partners to further develop its data center power supplies that use direct current (DC) to lower power consumption. Products are expected to be released in late January next year.
By using direct current, rather than drawing electricity from outlets that supply alternating current, data center managers can reduce their energy consumption by up to 40 percent, according to the company.
There is a growing awareness of the cost and waste associated with electricity in data centers. Companies are also struggling to get enough electricity to power their gear.
One of the most promising technologies is whole datacenter DC power distribution. I just saw that Validus DC Systems announced today that it has raised $10 million from Oak Hill Venture Partners to further develop its data center power supplies that use direct current (DC). This isn’t a point solution: it requires that servers and other gear be converted to run on DC power.