Winning Entry Cited Innovative Reduction of Data Center Cooling Costs and Carbon Emissions in Two Large North American Data Centers
New York/El Cerrito, California – April 24, 2012 – NTT America, a global infrastructure services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, and Vigilent, provider of intelligent energy management systems, announced today that NTT Communications and Vigilent jointly won the prestigious 2012 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Award, presented by Uptime Institute.
The companies will be recognized in a joint award for Facility Product Deployment, which highlights facility infrastructure products that significantly improve data center energy and resource efficiency. Using the Vigilent system to address its energy management, NTT Communications expects to reduce its electricity consumption in North America by over 7.6 million kWh and carbon emissions by 8.8 million lbs. a year, saving the company a projected $630,000 annually in energy costs.
The GEIT Awards showcase organizations that pioneer energy-efficiency improvements in their IT and data center organizations. The award will be presented to Vigilent and NTT Communications at the seventh annualUptime Institute Symposium in Santa Clara, California, taking place May 14-17, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The companies will present a case study about their award-winning project to the Symposium audience.
“Projects like this prove that the right technology can deliver both corporate sustainability and reduced energy costs,” said Andy Lawrence, program director of the Uptime Institute Symposium and research director of Eco-Efficient IT at the 451 Group.
NTT Communications, in collaboration with NTT Worldwide Telecommunications and NTT Facilities USA, used Vigilent technology to dramatically improve energy efficiency at its two largest North American data centers using dynamic, intelligent cooling optimization. This cooling optimization “virtualizes” cooling operations by dynamically shifting loads from inefficient and rarely deployed cooling units to more heavily provisioned cooling equipment for greater energy efficiency in real-time balance with changing IT loads. In addition to easily measurable carbon footprint reductions, the Vigilent system improved uptime control at both facilities.
“NTT Communications is honored to be recognized for our innovative approach to reducing the amount of energy required to cool our data centers,” said Tarif Abboushi, vice president of data center infrastructure for NTT America. “Working with Vigilent, we brought real-time energy management to our two largest North American data centers with significant carbon emission and energy cost savings, as well as improving our uptime stability.”
“It is rewarding to be cited as an innovator for work that we are already so proud of,” said Mark Housley, Vigilent CEO. “NTT is a great partner, and has shown by example that intelligent energy management built with powerful analytics can positively benefit the bottom line, corporate sustainability objectives, and the planet.”
About the Green Enterprise IT Awards
Uptime Institute grants Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Awards to projects, ideas, and products that significantly improve energy productivity and resource use in IT. A principal objective of the GEIT Awards is to educate the data center and IT industries in effective ways to reduce energy and resource consumption by highlighting innovation and best practices.
Vigilent is the leader in intelligent energy management systems for data centers, telecommunications facilities and large buildings. Pioneering the application of Big Data to the real-time demands of energy usage, Vigilent delivers significant, immediate reductions in cooling energy costs, 24/7 monitoring and management of critical facilities with ongoing operational insights that support risk mitigation and change management. A privately-held firm located in the technology corridor of San Francisco’s East Bay, Vigilent is committed to green energy solutions that reduce and inform energy use.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including IPv4/IPv6 Global Tier-1 IP Network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 150 countries, and over 120 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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