Verizon Reduces Data Center Energy Consumption

June 10, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verizon Reduces Data Center Energy Consumption 

Webmaster ToolboxNEW YORK and EL CERRITO, Calif. – Using innovative technology that targets cooling efficiency, Verizon has significantly reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions at 24 of its U.S. data centers. The technology, intelligent energy-management systems from Vigilent™, enabled Verizon to achieve the following results:

• Turning off approximately 40 percent of the computer room air conditioners in these data centers within two days of implementing the energy management systems, providing an instant reduction in energy consumption and an anticipated savings of more than 55 million kilowatts annually. Read more

The Green Grid Completes Energy Efficiency Measurement Recommendations

May 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on The Green Grid Completes Energy Efficiency Measurement Recommendations 

Webmaster ToolboxPortland, OR – The Green Grid Association, the IT industry’s leading voice for advancing resource efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, together with The Data Center Metrics Coordination Taskforce, today delivered its latest recommendations for energy efficiency measurement and reporting.

The new report, titled “Recommendations for Measuring and Reporting Overall Data Center Efficiency: Version 2 – Measuring PUE at Data Centers” completes the guidelines for applying the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE™) metric, created and promoted by The Green Grid. The new information includes specific recommendations for how to measure and calculate PUE in mixed-use data center facilities and introduces a condenser water source energy weighting factor. Read more