From the Validus site:
“Validus DC Systems offers a completely integrated direct current power distribution solution that reliably and efficiently supports the deployment of direct current powered equipment in mission critical facilities throughout the world.
• Utilizes either a -380 VDC or -575 VDC power distribution system and
seamlessly integrates into -380 VDC power supplies and/or a Validus
Power Converter Unit to provide -48 VDC at the point of use.
• Modular and scalable to provide the highest reliability and the lowest
total cost of ownership.
• Reduce overall data center operations costs through improved energy
efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, reduced installation costs and
lower power equipment acquisition costs.
• Designed to be deployed universally, using equipment that is uniformly
powered and common to all countries.”
From the press release:
“DC systems provide data centers with a game-changing advantage in both operational and capital cost savings and we believe they will be widely adopted in this energy-intensive industry,“ said Tarak Mehta, head of ABB’s Low Voltage Products division.
“With ABB’s strong financial backing, their long-term experience in DC technology in other industries, as well as their highly-skilled technical support and vast market reach, we can quickly expand the availability of our DC systems to cost-challenged data centers worldwide,” said Rudy Kraus, Chief Executive Officer of Validus DC Systems. “This end-to-end solution will help facilities save millions of dollars in energy and installation costs without sacrificing reliability.”
And the best thing so far from the investment is this huge info-graphic explaining the impact of DC power on data centers.