As data center traffic continues to increase, it is no surprise that efficiency is becoming more and more important.
Colocation provider, Hostirian, has encountered a steady 30 percent growth each year over the last 13 years. Now managing over 40,000 domains, 5,000 servers and over 30,000 square feet of data space, optimization of energy usage has become a must.
“If you walk into our legacy room, you can literally feel the inefficiencies. Our electric bill is our largest bill. Our electric use is going up, and customers want to spend less money. So, if we can reduce our electric bill, that’s a benefit,” stated Ken Cox, Vice President of Operations for Hostirian.
Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) has been researching and improving CPI Aisle Containment Solutions in an effort to reduce power consumption in data centers, resulting in financial savings and a more energy efficient facility.
After extensive research and deliberation, Hostirian upgraded 4,500 square feet of data center to CPI’s Cold Aisle Containment (CAC) Solution, resulting in a significant decrease in power usage.
“The goal now is to move everything to cold row containment. The load in the new CAC pods is using about 50 percent less power than the legacy data center with the same IT load. That’s huge. Not just for the bottom line savings, but for the equipment,” exclaimed Cox.
The CAC solution has increased energy efficiency, power availability and employee morale. The state-of-the-art design keeps the equipment and employees cool, and is aesthetically clean and well-designed. Hostirian is poised to expand the operations as a result of the great impact of an efficient solution.