Energy-efficient data center with an outstanding PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness)
greenDatacenter Zurich West was designed in line with greenIT, a consistent ecological concept for an energy-efficient data center.
greenDatacenter Zurich West is an especially energy-efficient data center, achieving a PUE of 1.4. The PUE shows the relationship between server power consumption and the power consumption of the entire data center. A 2007 study conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showed that data centers in the USA had an average PUE of 2.
In addition to traditional AC technology, Green Datacenter AG also uses a fully new type of DC energy distribution system that has many advantages:
- Reduced cooling requirements
- Powers savings of 10% to 20% over AC
- Space savings
- Less complexity and higher reliability
- Lower operating costs
Racks and servers for DC operation are available from HP and IBM. They can be used in greenDatacenter Zurich West in a defined zone starting in 2012.
greenDatacenter Zurich West is more than an energy-efficient data center. In line with greenIT, customers can choose the greenEco option and cover 100% of their electricity requirements with Swiss hydroelectric stations.
The green.ch group is a founding member of the IG Cleantech Aargau interest group and a member of the Swiss Cleantech and the Aargauer natural electricity associations. The group also sponsors the gravitation water vortex power plants in Switzerland that won the Prix Watt d’Or award in the “Renewable Energies” category.