GigaOm: Vigilent Cutting Energy from Akamai, NTT’s Data Centers

May 10, 2011

The CEO of Vigilent (formerly called Federspiel Controls) Mark Housley, says there’s been so little technology introduced into cooling systems for data centers “it’s almost criminal,” and adds “I’d be generous to say cooling systems have 1960′s level of technology.” Cooling systems for data centers — huge chillers that make sure servers in data centers don’t overheat — are often times responsible for half of a data center’s energy consumption, and Vigilent provides smart software via a wireless sensor network to manage and optimize these cooling systems.

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