There is an ever-increasing pressure and groundswell of opinion, both socio-political and economic, towards the conservation of energy coupled with a demand for the highest energy efficiency standards from global industry and the lowest data center cost.
With escalating energy costs, increasingly stringent standards are being introduced to encourage, and if necessary, penalize large users of grid resources through initiatives such as the Carbon Reduction Commitment.Top
Due to heavy energy usage and exponential demand, it is perceived that above all others, the data center industry has a pivotal role to play. Fast-forward to the future and it is inevitable these pressures will increase as resources become scarcer and IT demand increases.
The BladeRoom system scores highly on all measures of energy efficiency with the lowest possible data center costs for operation.Top
The dynamic BladeRoom control system delivers an extremely low PUE (as low as 1.09), and supplies information to audit and prove energy savings, offering certainty that operational data center costs are as low as they can be.
Taking a 1MW IT load comparison of a BladeRoom Data Center in San Francisco verses a traditional PUE 2 data center the following savings are achieved:
Figures based on an energy price of $0.10 per kWh and an energy price inflation rate of 5 per cent.
The data center cost is low in capital terms, growing in line with the business. It can be relocated if necessary and so does not carry the ‘built in obsolescence’ costs associated with traditional building designs.
All in all, the BladeRoom system offers the lowest true capital cost, energy costs and overall life cycle data center costs of any approach to data centers when everything is accounted for.
The following chart shows the energy savings of a BladeRoom Data Center in New York City versus three traditional data centers at PUEs of 1.5, 2 and 3 over a 5-year, 10-year and 25-year period:Top