Conservation of the environment and rising power needs have become major concerns for the Power and Utility industry. The largest consumer of power is the enterprise computing community. Technology continues to advance, delivering more processing power than ever before taxing the power and cooling infrastructures in place. In addition to this, as the demand digital unstructured data grows, it requires more space consuming valuable real-estate and using additional resources.
The only way to harness all that technology has to offer while keeping costs down and protecting our environment is to think green.
Cirrascale is leading the way to the Green Data Center by providing several Data Center and Desktop consolidation solutions. Through innovation, Cirrascale has developed and implemented equipment and procedures to get more by using less. The Cirrascale BladeRack® 2 Series platforms and Cirrascale's FOREST Container solution are built on industry-leading technology that makes that possible. In addition, the Connexxus desktop consolidation solution brings the efficiency and philosophy of the Green Data Center to the desktop.
IT managers are already paying attention to the return on investment associated with acquiring more energy-efficient equipment but the advantages of a Green Data Center doesn't stop there. Green data centers don't just save energy and reduce overhead, they also improve community relations and provide healthy, eco-conscious environments.
Technology in Action
It may seem obvious, but by far the best thing you can do to save energy, is cut energy usage. With the BladeRack 2 Platform and FOREST container solution, overall energy usage is drastically reduced versus our rackmount and blade competitors. To lower overall node power, the BladeRack 2 platform and FOREST container solution utilizes a combination of ultra-efficient power supplies and our patented Vertical Cooling Technology™.
The ultimate Green Data Center is realized when deploying the Cirrascale FOREST Container solution populated with the BladeRack 2 X-Series, which can improve data center efficiency by more than 100%.
Using larger, more efficient fans to control airflow in the BladeRack 2, a Cirrascale blade server will use approximately 50 watts less power per node than the typical fans used by even our most efficient rackmount competitors. Those 50 watts are amplified even more as a smaller total power number per node results in less heat generated, and less power needed by HVAC systems to cool heat produced.
In addition, by utilizing Cirrascale's patented Vertical Cooling Technology integrated within the BladeRack 2 platform, the power used by the HVAC units will be used to cool your servers, not your room. It's estimated that in most data centers, the majority of power used goes to COOL rather than compute. The BladeRack 2 radically improves this number.