SOURCE: NextFort


June 18, 2013 06:55 ET

Eaton Equipment Supports Reliable Power at New NextFort Data Center

Unique Modular Approach Calls for Highly Accurate Metering of Individual Customer Power Consumption

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - NextFort Ventures Chandler, LLC, owner and operator of a first-of-its-kind modular data center, today announced it has deployed diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton's range of power distribution solutions in NextFort's new 180,000 square foot data center, set to open in August.

The Eaton power distribution products will help support reliable operations and highly accurate metering of power in each one of the customer modular data center units within NextFort's ultra-secure facility. The NextFort data center relies on Eaton medium-voltage load interrupter switchgear, switchboards, panelboards, meters and low voltage distribution transformers. Each NextFort data center customer has its own personalized power management solution complete with a power meter that can be monitored over the network and easily accessed via the customer's portal.

NextFort chose Eaton based on its industry leadership in power efficiency, reliability and safety. Eaton's power management solutions facilitate NextFort's focus on reduced operating costs associated with its modular approach that provides each customer with its own turnkey, financial-grade data center solution. Customers benefit from flexibility and scalability in how they deploy modular units of data center capacity underpinning their businesses and customer-facing services and further benefit from the facility's reduced operating costs associated with maximizing energy efficiency throughout the data center.

NextFort's Phase 1 launch in August will unveil 130,000 sq. ft. of NextFort High-Density Computing Suites (NextFort HCS™). These are completely self-contained, all concrete and steel rooms designed to house up to 20 high-density IT racks for a total IT load of up to 225KW (up to 600 watts/sq. ft.). Future expansion calls for 50,000 square feet of modular data center space for additional HCSs that can be rapidly deployed.

About Eaton
Eaton's electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today's most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

About NextFort
NextFort is the owner and operator of a first-of-its-kind modular data center located in Chandler, Arizona. Focused on the design, construction and operation of energy efficient, highly modular, and ultra secure data centers, NextFort has created an innovative design which facilitates the deployment by its customers of modern, high-density computing infrastructure services such as cloud computing. For more information visit us at

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